Peer-Reviewed Articles:

“Billy Clubs and Vagrancy Laws: Confronting the ‘Plague of Hoboes’ in Nebraska, 1870s-1930s,” Nebraska History, Vol. 99, No. 4 (Winter 2018), 208-223.

Winner of the 2019 James L. Sellers Award.

Book Contributions:

“‘Buried Up Here in the Wilderness’: The Canadian Labor of American Harvesters on the Northern Plains, 1890s–1920s,” in The Northern Midwest and the US-Canadian Borderlands: Essays on a Forgotten Region, edited by Jon Lauck and Gleaves Whitney (East Lansing: Michigan State University Press) (Forthcoming).

“Their First Allegiance: Secession in North Carolina,” in The Secession Crisis of 1860-1861: Documenting the March Toward Disunion, edited by James G. Basker (New York: The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, 2011), 152-162.

Magazine Articles:

“Dorothy Day: College Dropout,” America: The Jesuit Review of Faith and Culture (November 21, 2018).

“My Wild Cracked Brains: A Story of Personal and Historical Discovery,” Creighton Magazine (Spring 2011), 12-15.

Other Publications:

“Mayor Joseph C. Tye’s V-E Day Proclamation,” Buffalo Tales, Vol. 42, No. 3 (July/August 2019).

“Cyclists’ Account of the June 4, 1908 Tornado,” Buffalo Tales, Vol. 42, No. 2 (May/June 2019).

“Oscar Wilde’s Invitation to the Illinois Industrial University in March 1882,” Notes & Queries, Vol. 65, No. 3 (September 2018), 396-397.

Blog Posts:

“‘It Is My Duty’: A Student Medic During the Mattoon-Charleston Tornado Outbreak in 1917,” University of Illinois Student Life and Culture Archives Blog, November 1, 2018.

“The “Wind, Motion, and Freedom” of Lillian Gatlin, UIUC’s Pioneering Aviatrix,” University of Illinois Student Life and Culture Archives Blog, March 13, 2018.

“The College Roots of Hugh Hefner and Playboy,” Notches: (re)marks on the history of sexuality, October 3, 2017.


Review of Kenneth Dewey, Great Plains Weather, Journal of the Illinois State Historical Society, Vol. 112, No. 4 (Winter 2019), 421-422.

Review Essay: “Recent Developments in Midwestern Labor History,” Middle West Review, Vol. 6, No. 1–2 (Fall-Spring 2019–2020), 197–204.

Review of Todd McCallum, Hobohemia and the Crucifixion Machine: Rival Images of a New World in 1930s Vancouver, Labour/Le Travail, No. 77 (Spring 2016), 263-265.