PhD, Johns Hopkins University
Research and Teaching Interests
- Early America
- U.S. Women's and Gender History
- American Revolution
- History of Sexuality
- LGBTQ Studies
- U.S. Social and Cultural History
- LSP 200: Race and Ethnicity in Early America
- LSP 200: Multiculturalism and U.S. Women's History
- HST 275: Sex in America: From Puritans to Victorians
- HST 181: U.S. to 1800
- HST 288: U.S. Women's History
- HST 354: U.S. Women's History
- HST 370: American Colonial History
- HST 422: Seminar in Primary Source Analysis
- HST 431: Colloquium in American History: British Colonial and Revolutionary America
- HST 431: Colloquium in American History: Race and Ethnicity in Early America
- HST 431: Colloquium in American History: Sex and Gender in Early America
- Women's and Gender Studies
- LGBTQ Studies
- African and Black Diaspora Studies
- Editor, Women in Early America (NYU Press, 2015).
- Sex and the Founding Fathers: The American Quest for a Relatable Past (Temple University Press, 2014)
- Editor, Documenting Intimate Matters: Primary Sources for a History of Sexuality in America (U Chicago Press, 2012)
- Editor, New Men: Manliness in Early America (New York University Press, 2011).
- Editor, Long Before Stonewall: Histories of Same-Sex Sexuality in Early America (New York University Press, 2007).
- Sex and the Eighteenth-Century Man: Massachusetts and the History of Sexuality in America (Beacon Press, 2006).
- Reconsidering Libertines and Early Modern Heterosexuality: Sex and American Founder, Gouverneur Morris, Journal of the History of Sexuality 22 (January 2013): 65-84.
- Recovering Washington's Body-Double: Disability and Manliness in the Life and Legacy of a Founding Father, Disability Studies Quarterly (January 2012).
- Sex Between Men in the Eighteenth Century, reprint of Sex and the Eighteenth-Century Man: Massachusetts and the History of Sexuality in America (Boston: Beacon Press, 2006), ch. 7, in Elizabeth Reis, ed., American Sexual Histories 2nd edition (Blackwell, 2012).
- The Sexual Abuse of Black Men Under American Slavery, Journal of the History of Sexuality 20 (September 2011): 445-64.
- John Adams and the Choice of Hercules: Manliness and Sexual Virtue in Eighteenth-Century British America, in New Men: Manliness in Early America, ed., Thomas A. Foster, (New York: New York University Press, 2011).
- Antimasonic Satire, Sodomy and Eighteenth-Century Masculinity in The Boston Evening-Post, Notes and Documents, The William and Mary Quarterly 60 (January 2003): 171-84.
- Deficient Husbands: Manhood, Sexual Incapacity, and Male Marital Sexuality in Seventeenth-Century New England, The William and Mary Quarterly 56 (October 1999): 723-44. Reprinted in American Experiences: Readings in American History, Volume 1 to 1877 5th edition, eds., Randy Roberts and James S. Olson, (New York: Longman, 2002).
- A Question of Power, Not Sex, Bakersfield Californian, October 9, 2010.
- Voting Away Others' Rights, Detroit Free Press, November 13, 2008.