I am a historian specializing in the intersection of politics and religion in twentieth century America. My work also draws from media studies, public choice economics, gender studies, and social movement theory. I defended my dissertation–“Creating the Silent Majority: State Censorship and the Radio Right in the 1960s”–on October 5, 2016 at Pennsylvania State University. My committee was composed of Philip Jenkins, Amy Greenberg, Gary Cross, and Roger Finke. I have taught multiple courses at Penn State, both on campus and online, and I have worked as an adjunct at Princeton University. In 2016-2017 I was a postdoctoral fellow at the Baylor University Institute for Studies of Religion.
I am currently the Assistant Editor for Tech and Innovation at Libertarianism.org, an outreach of the Cato Institute, for which I run a regular column and also host a podcast on emerging technology called Building Tomorrow.
My partner, Jessica, works as an adviser for pre-medicine students at Princeton University. We have a toddler named George. It’s a good thing he wasn’t on my doctoral committee as he always preferred that I spent more time building block towers and rather less time typing on the computer. When I’m not writing or engineering block towers, I enjoy books, movies, and podcasting.