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Fall 2013 Presentations


September 26th, 2013

Princeton University, Department of History, Modern America workshop


September 27th-28th, 2013

Columbia University, Caste, Race, Democracy workshop


November 4th, 2013

Harvard University, Global American Studies



2012-2013 Presentations


January 3, 2013, 1:00 pm

Commentator, “The Global Dimensions of U. S. Power: Rethinking Liberal Internationalism at the Midcentury”

American Historical Association, New Orleans


January 5, 2013, 2:30 pm

“Thinking through History with Johns Sayles: Amigo

American Historical Association, New Orleans


Week of January 21, 2013

“Race, Sovereignty and Civil Society in the American Century”

Yale University, International History Seminar 


Week of January 21, 2013

“Outside Agitators: Race, Nation and the San Francisco School Crisis of 1906-7”

Yale University, International Security Studies


February 7-9, 2013 

Presentation at “Empire and Its Effects”

The Remarque Institute, New York University


March 1, 2013

“You're History: Why We Need the Past”

Keynote Address, Florida Conference of Teachers, Sarasota, Florida


March 22, 2013

Keynote address, “The Transnational Turn in the Humanities”

University of Buffalo


April 11-14, 2013

Comment, “Revisiting the ‘American Century’: Cultural Internationalism

in the Era of the World Wars and Beyond”

Organization of American Historians, San Francisco


May 3, 2013, 4:00 pm

“Race and the Social Question in American Thought”

Conference in Honor of Daniel T. Rodgers, Princeton University

Professional Development Lectures

“Publishing Academic Articles: Who, What, When, Where, How and Why?”


This informal, 45-minute talk explores the basics of academic journal publishing in history: the reasons why one publishes journal articles; deciding what to submit; selecting a journal; preparing a manuscript for submission; navigating peer review; and making the best use of criticism.

“What is Your Problem?: Dissertations, Bonfires and Wonder-Cabinets”


This informal, 70-minute talk to graduate students suggests ways to go about selecting a problem to work on for one's dissertation, including tools for identifying one's interests, questions to ask (and not ask) of a potential topic, negotiating professional pressures, the proper role of advisors and the function of the prospectus.