Education

  • Ph.D. History, University of California, Los Angeles, March 2015
    • Dissertation: Family in Revolt: The Van der Meulen and Della Faille Families in the Dutch Revolt
    • Dissertation Committee: Margaret Jacob (Chair), David Sabean, Teofilo Ruiz, and Peter Arnade
  • M.A. University of California, Los Angeles, 2008
  • B.A. University of California, San Diego, 2005

Publications

  • “News as a Path to Independence: Merchant Correspondence and the Exchange of News during the Dutch Revolt,” in In Praise of Ordinary People: Early Modern England and the Dutch Republic eds. Margaret Jacob and Catherine Secretan (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2013)
  • “The Collegiants, a Small Presence in the Republic, a Large Metaphor for the Book,” in Bernard Picart and the First Global Vision of Religion eds. Lynn Hunt, Margaret Jacob, and Wijnand Mijnhardt (Los Angeles: Getty Research Institute, 2010)

Presentations

  • “Patriarchy, Succession, and Political Authority in the Dutch Revolt,” Kinship and Politics: Undoing the Boundaries, Center for Interdisciplinary Research, University of Bielefeld, 2–7 July 2017
  • “Raising Children Across Religious Boundaries,” Childhood, Youth and Religious Minorities in Early Modern Europe, University of Warwick, 14–15 October 2016
  • “Exploring New Markets in the Sixteenth-Century Atlantic,” International Conference for Netherlandic Studies, 2–4 June 2016
  • “The Information Networks of Daniel van der Meulen in the Dutch Revolt,” Sixteenth Century Society and Conference, 22–25 October 2015
  • “Correspondence and the Creation of Early Modern Merchant Networks,” HNA and AANS International Interdisciplinary Conference, 5–7 June 2014
  • “News as a Path to Independence: Merchant Correspondence and the Exchange of News during the Dutch Revolt,” International Research Colloquium: The Capacities of Ordinary People: Early Modern Dutch and English Politics from Below, 24–27 June 2013
  • “Accounting as a Social Tool: Double-Entry Bookkeeping and the Dutch Revolt,” International Conference for Netherlandic Studies, 7–9 June 2012
  • “Family History and the Cambridge School of Political Thought,” Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, 6 December 2011
  • “Constituting Family in the Dutch Revolt: The Experience of the Van der Meulens,” Vijftiende en zestiende eeuwse werkgroup, Universiteit Leiden, 2 December 2011
  • “The Collegiants, a Small Presence in the Republic, a Large Metaphor for the Book,” At the Interface of Religion and Cosmopolitanism: Bernard Picart’s Cérémonies et coutumes religieuses de tous les peuples du monde (1723–1743) and the European Enlightenment: A conference at the Getty Research Institute and the Clark Library, 6–8 December 2007

Teaching: Lecturer, UCLA

  • Cultural and Intellectual History of Modern Europe, Eighteenth Century (Fall 2016 and Spring 2015)
  • Introduction to Western Civilization: Circa A.D. 843 to circa 1715 (Spring 2016)
  • Virtue and Commerce: Republicanism and the Development of the Global Economy (Spring 2016)
  • Freemasonry, Civil Society, and Democracy in 18th-Century Europe and America (Fall 2015)

Teaching: Teaching Assistant, UCLA

  • Freemasonry, Civil Society, and American Democracy (Instructor of Record) (2011–2014)
  • I, Me, and You: Histories of the Self (Instructor of Record) (Spring 2009)
  • History of Modern Thought (Fall 2008 and Winter 2009)
  • Western Civilization: Circa 843 to Circa 1715 (Spring 2008)
  • Western Civilization: Ancient Civilizations from Prehistory to Circa A.D. 843 (Winter 2008)
  • History of the Near and Middle East (Fall 2007)

Academic Service

  • Board Member of American Association of Netherlandic Studies, 2016–Present
  • “Early Modern Dutch Handwriting and Archival Research,” leader of workshop on reading early modern manuscripts and archives in The Netherlands and Belgium at AANS International Interdisciplinary Conference, (2012, 2014, and 2016)

Languages

  • Dutch: Fluent reading level
  • French: Reading with dictionary