Research Interests
European History, Colonial History, History of Energy Technologies, Environmental History, History of Medicine, History of New Zealand, Women and Gender Studies, and Science and Literature

Education
University of Oklahoma, Norman, Oklahoma: 2015-2019
PhD History of Science, Technology, and Medicine (May 10, 2019)

Dissertation: Systematic Colonization: The Coproduction of Electrification and Settler Colonialism in New Zealand

MA History of Science, Technology, and Medicine (May 2015)
Thesis: “Wind Amidst the Flame: Wind Energy in Late-Nineteenth Century Britain”

Tennessee Technological University, Cookeville, Tennessee: 2008-2013
BS History, magna cum laude (May 2013)

Publications
Formally Accepted with Routledge Press, “Technology, Empire, and Environment,” Routledge History of Science and Empire, Andrew Goss ed. Expected Early 2021.

“Who Has Seen the Wind”: Imagining Wind Power for the Generation of Electricity in Victorian Britain,” Technology and Culture 60, no. 2 (2019): 467-493.

“New Zealand’s Dragon Lady of Paleontology,” Lady Science, April 2018.

“Batteries Not Included,” Technology Stories, August 2017

Batteries Not Included

“X-ing Site Y: Manhattan’s Portrayal of Women at Los Alamos,” Lady Science, February 2015,

Papers Delivered
Annual Meeting of the Victorian Interdisciplinary Studies of the Western United States, “Another World
is Possible: The Colonization and Decolonization of New Zealand’s Grid,” (November 7-10)

Annual Meeting of the Victorian Interdisciplinary Studies of the Western United States, ““The Dam at the
World’s End: Reimagining Imperialism in New Zealand through the Lake Coleridge Dam,”
(November 8-10, 2018)

Columbia History of Science Group, “Grounding Empire: The Electrification of Mining in Late-
Nineteenth Century New Zealand” (March 2-3, 2018)

Annual Meeting of the Society for the History of Technology, “Left Far Behind”: The Electrification of
Reefton as a Model for Imperial Energy Transitions,” (October 26-29, 2017)

Annual Meeting of the History of Science Society, “Electrical Metamorphosis: Electricity and the
Victorian Normate in The Coming Race” (November 4-6, 2016)

Columbia History of Science Group, “The Coal Question: How Coal Depletion Affected Electrical
Energy Generation” (March 11-12, 2016)

Annual Meeting of the Society for the History of Technology, “Potential Energy: Wind Power for
Electrical Energy Generation in Late-Nineteenth Century Great Britain, 1870–1900” (October 8-11, 2015)

Midwest Junto for the History of Science, “Wind Amidst the Flame: Rethinking Discussions About
Electrical Energy Generation in Late-Nineteenth Century Great Britain” (April 17-19, 2015)

Fellowships and Awards
Robberson Travel Grant, University of Oklahoma, College of Arts and Sciences (Fall 2017)
Graduate Student Senate Travel Grant, University of Oklahoma, Student Government Association (Spring
2018)
DeGolyer Fellowship, University of Oklahoma, History of Science Department (Fall 2013-Spring 2014)

Teaching and Research

Grand Valley State University
Visiting Assistant Professor
HST 101, “World Civilizations,” (Fall 2019 and Spring 2020)
HST 201, “Scientific Revolutions” (Spring 2020)
HST 370, “History of Medicine and Health” (Fall 2019 and Spring 2020)

University of Oklahoma
Lecturer
HSCI 1113, “Science, Nature, and Society,” (Spring 2019, Summer 2018, and Summer 2017)
HSCI 2423, “Energy, Ethics, and Engineering,” (Fall 2018 and Spring 2017)

Graduate Research Assistant
Tyndall Correspondence Project, Volume 8 Co-Editor, Summer 2017- Fall 2018 – Piers J. Hale, Nathan
Kapoor, and Elizabeth Neswald, The Correspondence of John Tyndall, Volume 8, (Pittsburgh:
University of Pittsburgh Press, 2019). Under contract, and due to appear 2020.
Editorial Assistant, Isis Cumulative Bibliography, Summer 2014–Fall 2016

Graduate Teaching Assistant
HSCI 3413, “Biomedical Ethics, Fall 2016,” Instructor: Dr. Piers Hale
HSCI 3463, “Cold War Science, Spring 2014,” Instructor: Dr. Peter Barker
HSCI 3493, “History of Media, Fall 2013,” Instructor: Dr. Hunter Heyck

Professional Affiliations
History of Science Society
Society for the History of Technology
Columbia History of Science Group
Midwest Junto for the History of Science
Victorian Interdisciplinary Studies of the Western United States