School of Humanities
Ph.D., Princeton University, 1995, History
Master of Arts/Bachelor of Arts, University of Pennsylvania, 1990, History
Phone: History Department: (949) 824-6521
University of California, Irvine
320 Krieger Hall
Mail Code: 3275
Irvine, CA 92697
race, history of sexuality, rape and sexual harassment, gender, African American history, history of the body, colonial America, Native American history, computational data mining, digital humanities, equity and inclusion in Academia, pedagogy
"Defining Sexes, Desire and Heterosexuality in Colonial British America," Heterosexual Histories edited by Rebecca Davis and Michele Mitchell, forthcoming.
“Early American Bodies: Race, Sex and Beauty,” Connexions: Histories of Race and Sex in North America, ed. Jim Downs, Jennifer Brier and Jennifer L. Morgan (University of Illinois Press, 2016).
"Taking Over or Just Undertaking?: A Quantitative Overview of American Women’s History,” Major Problems in American Women's History (Cengage, 2013), 18-23.
“What, Where, When and Sometimes Why: Data Mining Women’s History Abstracts, 1985-2005,” Journal of Women’s History, 23:1 (Spring 2011), 81-109 [with David Newman].
“Probabilistic Topic Decomposition of an Eighteenth-century Newspaper,” Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology (Winter 2005/2006) [Co-written with David J. Newman].
“Rape in the American Revolution: Process, Aftermath, and Public Recreation,” Sexual Violence in Conflict Zones: From the Ancient World to the Era of Human Rights, ed. Lisa Heineman, (University of Pennsylvania Press, Human Rights Series, 2011), 25-38.
"Rape without Women: Print Culture and the Politicization of Rape, 1765–1815" Journal of American History 89 (Dec 2002).
“Clio in Search of Eros: Redefining Sexualities in Early America,” William and Mary Quarterly 60:1 (January 2003), 5-12. [Co-written with Kathleen Brown]
"Early American Sexuality: Race, Colonialism, Power and Culture", Radical History Review 82 (Winter 2002).
“Rape and Race in Colonial American Newspapers, 1728-1776,” Journalism History 27:4 (Winter 2001-2002), 146-155.
"Lines of Color, Sex, and Service: Comparative Sexual Coercion in Early America" in Sex, Love, Race: Crossing Boundaries in North American History edited by Martha Hodes. New York: New York University Press, 1998.