Currently researching two projects. My book project, “Regulating Passion,” (Oxford, 2013) studies sexual trends in Massachusetts between 1700 and 1830 to discover changes in early American hierarchies of gender, race and class. My new research project, “Beat, Bruise, and Evil Entreat,” examines intimate violence between masters and slaves, husbands and wives and within families to discover changing notions of citizenship and power in early British North American history.
- Early American history
- US women’s and gender history
- US history of sexuality