Northeastern University, 2016 –
Assistant Professor, History Department

Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society, 2016-2017
Visiting Scholar

Rutgers University, 2015-2016
Andrew W. Mellon Post-Doctoral Fellow, History Department


Stanford University, 2009-2015
Ph.D. in American History
The Postal West: Spatial Integration and the American West, 1865-1902
Committee: Richard White, Zephyr Frank, Caroline Winterer

Pomona College, 2004-2008
B.A. in History, minor in Religious Studies
Advisors: Helena Wall, Samuel Yamashita


Gossamer Network: The U.S. Post and State Power in the American West (book manuscript in progress)

“Digital History’s Perpetual Future Tense,” in Debates in Digital Humanities 2016, Matthew K. Gold and Lauren Klein, eds. (Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2016). [online]

Cameron Blevins and Lincoln Mullen, “Jane, John . . . Leslie? A Historical Method for Algorithmic Gender Prediction,” Digital Humanities Quarterly 9.3 (2015). [online]

“Space, Nation, and the Triumph of Region: A View of the World from Houston,” Journal of American History, 101, no. 1 (June 2014), 122-147. [online][color pdf]

“‘Owned by Negro Venture’: Land and Liberty in the Life of Venture Smith,” in James Stewart, ed., Venture Smith and the Business of Slavery and Freedom (Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press, 2010), 129-159. [WorldCat] [GoogleBooks]


“Space and State Power,” on panel, “Reinterpreting the Nineteenth-Century State: Digital History’s Intervention” Organization of American Historians, April 2018

“What Gets Lost: Spatial History’s Disciplinary Shores,” Creating Spatial Historical Knowledge, German Historical Institute, Washington, D.C., October 2016

“Data Literacy for Historians,” invited workshop for AHA Career Diversity for Historians, University of New Mexico, February 2016

“Trickles and Torrents: Mapping the Female Consumer Revolution of the 1890s,” on panel, “Gendered Spaces of Western Commerce,” Western History Association, October 2015

“Fracture or Continuum?,” on panel, “Authoring Digital Scholarship for History: Challenges and Opportunities” American Historical Association, January 2015

“Mapping the American West through the U.S. Post,” on panel, “The Place and Space of the Post,” Social Science History Association, November 2014

“Opening up the Dissertation,” on panel, “The Future of Graduate Education: The Digitally Informed Dissertation,” American Historical Association, January 2014

“Bodies in Motion: Women, Mobility, and the Overland Trail,” on panel, “Merchants, Emigrants, and Vacationers: Transplanting Gender from East to West,” Western History Association Conference, October 2013

“Digital Diaries, Digital Tools: A Comparative Approach to Eighteenth-Century Women’s History,” Women’s History in the Digital World, March 2013

“A Geography of Nineteenth-Century English and American Fiction,” on panel “A Place for Text and Narrative in Humanities GIS I,” Social Science History Association, November 2012

“Slave Narratives in Space: Mapping the World of Venture Smith,” on panel “Networks, Maps, and Words: Digital Humanities Approaches to the Archive of American Slavery,” Modern Language Association Convention, January 2012

“Topic Modeling Historical Sources,” Digital Humanities 2011, Stanford University, June 2011

“Mining the Diary of Martha Ballard,” Berkshire Conference of Women’s Historians (Poster Session), University of Massachusetts-Amherst, June 2011

A Midwife’s Tale in the Digital Age: Text Mining the Diary of Martha Ballard,” Digital Humanities Summer Institute (DHSI), University of Victoria, June 2010

“Combating Modern Slavery in the Digital Age,” Abolishing Slavery Then And Now, New York City, June 2008

Keynote Address, “Land And Liberty in the Life of Venture Smith,” Documenting Venture Smith Conference, Haddam, CT, October 2007


Invited Participant, Arguing With Digital History, George Mason University, September 2017

Thomas D. Dee II Graduate Fellowship, Bill Lane Center for the American West, Stanford University, 2014-2015

Centennial Award for Graduate Teaching, Stanford University, 2014

Selected Participant, Western History Dissertation Workshop, University of Washington, May 2014

Invited Participant, Sorting the Digital Humanities Out, Umeå University, December 2013

Research Grant, Graduate Research Opportunity Fund, Stanford University, 2013

Fellowship, NEH Advanced Institute for Spatial Narratives and Deep Mapping, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, June 2012

Prize for Excellence in First-Time Teaching, Stanford History Department, 2010-2011

Research Grant, Presidential Fund for Innovation in the Humanities (Stanford University), Summer 2010

Selected Participant, Institute for Enabling Geospatial Scholarship, University of Virginia, May 2010

Phi Beta Kappa, Pomona College, May 2008

History Scholar Finalist, Gilder-Lehrman Institute of American History, June 2007

Undergraduate Research Grant, Hart Institute for American History, Pomona College, Summer 2006


Project Review, The Programming Historian, in The Journal of Interactive Technology & Pedagogy, December 2015. [online]


Reviewer, Digital Humanities Quarterly, 2015-present

Reviewer, Environmental History, 2017

Reviewer, History Compass, 2015

Reviewer, Literary and Linguistic Computing, 2011-2012

Workshop Coordinator, Visualizing Complexity and Uncertainty, Stanford Humanities Center, 2011-2012

Coordinator, U.S. History Workshop, Stanford History Department, 2011-2012

Graduate Representative, Stanford History Department, 2010-2011

Co-organizer, Tooling Up for Digital Humanities, Stanford University, 2010-2011

Organizing Committee, THATCamp Bay Area, 2010


Instructor, Digital Space and Place (graduate), Northeastern University, Spring 2018 [course site]

Instructor, History of the Western U.S., Northeastern University, Spring 2018 [course site]

Instructor, History and Trump, Northeastern University, Fall 2017 [course site]

Instructor, Mapping the Past: A Spatial History of the United States, Rutgers University, Spring 2016 [course site]

Graduate Peer Teaching Mentor, Stanford History Department, 2013-2014

Instructor, The Digital Historian’s Toolkit: Studying the West in an Age of Big Data, Stanford University, Autumn Quarter 2012 [course site]

Teaching Assistant, Global Human Geography (Martin Lewis), Stanford University, Winter Quarter 2012

Co-Instructor, Tooling Up for Digital Humanities, Stanford University, Spring Quarter 2011 [course site]

Teaching Assistant, Nineteenth-Century America (James Campbell), Stanford University, Winter Quarter 2011

Teaching Assistant, Colonial and Revolutionary North America (Caroline Winterer), Stanford University, Autumn Quarter 2010

Updated: 12/3/2017