I am a historian of early America and the nineteenth-century United States with research interests in women, gender and power, race, slavery, and religion. My current book-length project examines the relationship between puritan New England's religious culture and attitudes about gender, race, identity, and freedom during the seventeenth century. It explores the multiple ways that women were key participants in and patrons of their individual congregations and shapers of both their and their family's religious experiences within a decidedly patriarchal culture.
- Review of Tony Fels, Switching Sides: How a Generation of Historians Lost Sympathy for the Victims of the Salem Witch Hunt (Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2018) in the New England Quarterly (December, 2018)
- "To Secure Her Freedom: 'Dorcas ye blackmore': Race, Redemption, and the Dorchester First Church," in New England Quarterly 89.4 (Dec., 2016): 533-555.
- "Petitioning for their 'Liberty': Wives and Sisters in the Boston First Church Schism 1669-1674" (under consideration by the New England Quarterly)