I am an historian of culture, media, place, and technology in postwar America.


Ph.D., American Studies, George Washington University, 2010

M.A., American Studies, Pennsylvania State University at Harrisburg, 2002

B.A., History, The College of New Jersey, 2000


Under Siege: The Suburban Crisis in American Culture, 1975-2001 (forthcoming from Johns Hopkins University Press)

“‘Say You Love Satan’: Teens and Popular Occulture in 1980s America,” in Growing Up America: Youth and Politics since 1945, Sara Fieldston, Susan Eckelman, and Paul Renfro, eds. Available for pre-order – https://ugapress.org/book/9780820356648/growing-up-america/

“Mallrats and Arcade Addicts: Producing and Policing Suburban Public Space in 1980s America,” Environment, Space, Place, Vol. 5, Issue 2, Fall 2013, 65-89.

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