- B.A., Swarthmore College
- Ph.D., New York University
- Native American history
- History of the body
- 17th- and 18th-century America
- Cross-cultural encounter
- Native representation in pop culture
- AMS 206: Introduction to Native American Studies
- AMS 380: Imagining the Indian: Native Americans on Page and Screen
- AMS 470/570: Natives and Newcomers: Cultural Encounters in Early America
- AMS 492/592: Death in America, 1607-1865
- Skin Deep: Tattoos, Scalps, and the Contested Language of Bodies in Early America (in progress)
- “‘We are all savages’: Scalping in The Revenant,” Common-place: The Journal of Early American Life, vol. 17, no. 1 (December 2016).
- “Indelible Ink: The Deep History of Tattoo Removal,” The Appendix: A Journal of Narrative and Experimental History, vol. 1, no. 4 (October 2013), 47-52.
- “Buried in Plain Sight: Indian ‘Curiosities’ in Du Simitière’s American Museum,” Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography, vol. 136, no. 4 (October 2012), 499-502.