I am a PhD candidate in US History at NYU. My dissertation tells the story of a sexual practice that was at once a contraceptive technique, a challenge to capitalist family relations, a “new age” metaphysics, and a means of white racial regeneration, which became widely popular among nineteenth- and twentieth-century socialists, anarchists and feminists. Learn about my dissertation.

I teach classes on the histories of social movements, labor, culture, sexuality, and religion in the United States. See my sample syllabi.

Explaining my work to my capitalist cat. He gets it, but he doesn’t like it.

I write about the intersections of racial capitalism, religion, liberalism and culture. See my other writings.

My work has received support from the Charlotte W. Newcombe Foundation, the Social Science Research Council, the University of Michigan, Smith College, the University of Virginia, and the Wisconsin Historical Society, as well as Humanities New York, and the Villanova History in the Public Interest program. See my CV.