I am a transnational historian of modern Germany, modern Europe, and modern Latin America. My research 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 transatlantic history. My work has been published in the periodical In These Times and the peer-reviewed journal Indiana Magazine of History. From 2012-2013, I was a visiting fellow at the Berlin Program for Advanced German and European Studies at the Freie Universität Berlin. During the 2014-2015 academic year, I will be a University of Iowa Ballard and Seashore Dissertation Year Fellow.