I write about the maritime history of communications and encounter in the Atlantic World.
My current work in the maritime history of communications is titled "Mariners and Misinformation in the American Atlantic, 1740-1775." It assesses the role of New England sailors and seamen in the mediascapes of the eighteenth-century Atlantic World. Shipping ostensibly brought distant people closer together, but the communications of mariners emphasized the distinctions and differences between themselves and those they encountered in circum-Atlantic shipping routes and ports.
My prior work in the maritime history of encounter is represented in "How to Win Friends and Trade with People: Atlantic Metissage and Labrador's Industrious Inuit, 1763-1809," and in "The Creative Misunderstandings of George Cartwright: A Popular Culture of Paternalism in Labrador 1770-1786." It analyzes the ways that English and Inuit traders in Labrador borrowed, mixed, reborrowed, and remixed each other's labor regulation and trading practices in the fur trade and fisheries.
“How to Win Friends and Trade with People: Southern Inuit, George Cartwright, and Labrador Households, 1763 to 1809.” Acadiensis: Journal of the History of the Atlantic Region XLVI, no. 2 (Summer/Autumn 2017): 35–58.
Lapidus Pre-Doctoral Short-term Fellowship, Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture, 2017.
Paul W. McQuillan Memorial Fellow, John Carter Brown Library, 2014.
J. Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarship Doctoral Fellowship, Social Sciences and Humanities Council of Canada, 2008-2011.