• B.A., Emory University 2010
  • M.A., Princeton University 2012
  • Ph.D., Princeton University 2017
Areas of Interest

My work examines interactions among military cultures in Britain and India during the eighteenth century, especially as they affected the political development of the British East India Company. The British Empire, India and the Indian Ocean, the eighteenth century, military history, mutiny/rebellion, global and transnational history.

Courses Taught
  • HIST 220: Tudor-Stuart England
  • HIST 101-96: Warfare in Global History
  • HIST 221: Modern Britain
  • HIST 275: The History of South Asia: From the Mughals to Modi
  • Hist 201-31: Rebels and Rulers in European EmpiresHist 201-31: Rebels and Rulers in European Empires
  • The Company’s Sword: British India and the Politics of Militarism, 1644-1858 (book manuscript, in preparation)
  • Military Mobility, Authority and Negotiation in Early Colonial India” (Past & Present)
  • “Our Brother Officers in India: The East India Company’s Military Lobby” in Redcoats to Tommies: The Experience of the British Soldier, 1740-2000, Kevin Linch and Matthew Lord, ed., Boydell & Brewer Press (Forthcoming)
  • Contributing Writer for Mark Doyle, ed. 2018. The British Empire: A Historical Encyclopedia. ABC-CLIO.
  • Contributing Writer for Bianca Jackson and Jonathon Morton, ed. 2008. Defining Moments in History: Over a Century of the People, Discoveries, Disasters, and Political and Cultural Events that Rocked the World. Poole, Dorset: Cassell P L C.
  • 2015: Princeton Institute of International and Regional Studies Dissertation Writing Fellowship
  • 2015: Best Graduate Student Paper Prize. South Asia Council (Association of Asian Studies) for “‘An Indulgence which can never be denied them’: The Question of Family Benefits in the East India Company’s Madras Army, 1746-1812”
  • 2013: American Institute of Indian Studies Junior Research Fellowship for dissertation research
  • 2012: Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies Summer Funding Grant
  • 2012: Russell F. Weigley Graduate Student Travel Grant Awards (Society for Military History), awarded for best paper proposal by a graduate student for “The Soldier’s Gaze: Company Authority and Military Mentality in the First Anglo- Maratha War”