I am a Visiting Assistant Professor of History at the University of Iowa. My research and teaching areas include modern Germany, modern Europe, and modern Latin America, with an emphasis on migration and transnational networks. My scholarly work focuses on how groups of people fashion collective narratives as nations, religions, and diasporas.
I have taught several courses at the University of Iowa on European and transnational history. My work has been published in the periodical In These Times, the peer-reviewed journal Indiana Magazine of History, and I have a forthcoming publication in the peer-reviewed Journal of Mennonite Studies. From 2012-2013, I was a Visiting Fellow at the Berlin Program for Advanced German and European Studies at the Freie Universität Berlin and during the 2014-2015 academic year, I was a University of Iowa Ballard and Seashore Dissertation Year Fellow.