My academic research is primarily driven by questions of how people perceive and relate their spaces: how movement through the world — both experiential and imagined — becomes codified in visual and written maps. My interests include cartographic and spatial history, hodography and hodology, as well as the history of movement and pilgrimage. My current research work examines the production of ideas of space and cityscape in 17th century London.
I hold a bachelors degree in History and Classical Studies from Hamilton College, and more masters degrees than anyone ought. I have a Masters of Public Administration from Park University with a focus on Non-profit Management and Business/Government Relationships. I have a Masters of History from East Tennessee State University with a focus on European and World History, and a Masters in Medieval Studies from Cornell University with a focus on medieval and cartographic history. At present, I am a PhD candidate at Cornell.
Before returning to school, I coached collegiate volleyball for ten years. Following that, I worked as a researcher for the Conflict Securities Advisory Group (CSAG). While studying at East Tennessee State, I spent time as a whitewater rafting and caving guide.