I’m an environmental historian, writer, and policy analyst. Thanks for visiting my (infrequently updated) personal website.

I am currently writing a book on the history of lead poisoning in Baltimore and the nation. It is based on my dissertation, which won the Council of Graduate Schools/ProQuest award for distinguished dissertation in the Humanities and Fine Arts (2016 - 2017) and the Michael B. Katz award for the best dissertation in North American urban history (2017).

I have published academic articles in the American Journal of Public Health, Global Environment, and Environment & History. I also have chapters in the books Green Capitalism?: Business and the Environment in the Twentieth Century and Baltimore Revisited: Stories of Inequality and Resistance in a U.S. City.

My research has been funded by the National Endowment of the Humanities, the Institute for New Economic Thinking at Harvard, and the Mellon Foundation, among other places.

I have also contributed to or led analyses of federal environmental policy, with a special focus on the workings of the Environmental Protection Agency.

I’ve published op-ed and analysis pieces based on my research in the Washington Post, The Guardian, The Hill, and The Conversation, among other places. I’ve been interviewed or cited by Congress, The Christian Science Monitor, High Country News, The Hill, and the Smithsonian, among other places.

For fun, as well as analysis and scholarship, I created Enviro-History.com, a public, educational website that explores the environment and history through maps, visualizations, essays, music, art and other media.

Anyway – you can read more about my research in my C.V. if you’re interested.