I am a graduate student in history at the University of Iowa. My research and teaching areas include modern Europe and Latin America. I am particularly interested in diasporas, migration, nationalism, and religion.

From 2012-2013, I was a visiting fellow at the Berlin Program for Advanced German and European Studies at the Freie Universität Berlin. Before that, I was a Crossing Borders Fellow at the University of Iowa and taught a number of self-designed courses on European and transatlantic history. From 2014-2015, I will hold a University of Iowa Ballard and Seashore Dissertation Year Fellowship and finish writing my dissertation.

During the summers of 2014 and 2015, I am also conducting research for an oral history project that investigates the cultural and environmental histories of seven Mennonite farming communities around the world. This project is funded by the Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada and the principal investigator is Professor Royden Loewen at the University of Winnipeg.