I am postdoctoral research associate at the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University, where I conduct research on innovation governance in organizations.

I received my B.A. in history from Vassar College in 2001, and my Ph.D. in American history from Duke University in 2013.

My dissertation, “Uncle Sam on the Family Farm:  Farm Policy and the Business of Southern Agriculture, 1933-1963,” examined the local implementation of federal farm policy in the Carolinas.  My research interests include the American regulatory state, business history, agricultural and rural history, and the history of the U.S. South.

I am a recipient of a summer research fellowship from the Tobin Project and past participant in the Business History Conference Oxford Journals Doctoral Colloquium. I was the 2012-2013 Graduate Intern for the John W. Hartman Center for Sales, Advertising, and Marketing History in the Rubenstein Library at Duke University.