M.A. in History, University of Missouri-Kansas City
B.A. in History, University of Missouri-Columbia
My interests include U.S. foreign relations, economic and political development, South Asian studies, histories of science and technology, as well as racial and gender studies. I am particularly interested in how culture, however defined, affects the creation and implementation of U.S. foreign policy especially toward India. In addition to my training as a writer, researcher, and teaching instructor, I also am a proponent and practitioner of public history and digital humanities.
I am a Midwesterner, born and raised in Kansas City, Missouri. Moving to Connecticut is my first time living outside the Midwest, but I am enjoying the beautiful east coast scenery and continuing my education here at UConn. For as long as I can remember, I have been fascinated by the study of history and as an undergraduate, majored and prospered in a variety of MU history courses. After completing my B.A., I worked for five years as an accountant at several different Kansas City-based companies, but it was just a matter of time before I returned to academia and continued my education. In 2014, I received my M.A. in History with the completion of my master’s thesis, The Johnson Treatment: Cold War Food Aid and the Politics of Gratitude. This study of U.S.-Indian diplomacy during the mid-1960s revealed the influence of gender politics and concepts of gratitude on the economic assistance that the United States provided to India.
I am happy to talk about my research, teaching experience, and possible conference or project collaborations, so please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lastly, you can read samples of my work and view teaching presentations of mine through my academia.edu account.
My adviser is Frank Costigliola.