I have taught a variety of courses at MCLA, including American Immigration & Ethnicity, Gilded Age and Progressive Era, Irish in America, History of the American Border, U.S. & World War II, History of American Radicalism, Disease and American History, and others.
In my teaching I situate the United States in a transnational context. Ideas, people, and materials from outside its borders have shaped the United States from the colonial period to the present. By encouraging students to consider American history in this broader context, I feel they can both better understand the past and engage constructively with a modern world shaped by the forces of globalization. These courses also appeal to a wide range of students and have helped spur broad discussions on multiculturalism and diverse perspectives in the classroom and beyond.