I am a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of History at Johns Hopkins University. My dissertation, entitled “Circulating Counterfeits: Making Money and its Meanings in the Eighteenth-Century British Atlantic,” reconstructs the practices of counterfeiters and their often vast networks, repositioning their activities in the larger informal economy of the eighteenth century. In doing so, it will show the ways counterfeiting impacted imperial economies, shaping daily economic practices and economic thought in unexpected ways.
I grew up in Roanoke, Virginia, and studied history at Carleton College, in Northfield, Minnesota, where I earned my undergraduate degree. Before coming to graduate school, I worked as a program planner and grant-writer at a community action agency.
Thesis Title: "Circulating Counterfeits: Making Money and its Meanings in the Eighteenth-Century British Atlantic"
Main Advisor: Professor Ditz, Professor Ryan