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Associate Professor of History, Rutgers University-Camden, 2015 – present

Assistant Professor of History, Rutgers University-Camden, 2011 – 2015


Ph.D. in history, Ohio State University, 2011

M.Phil. in international relations, University of Cambridge, 2005

B.A. summa cum laude, with distinction in history, Yale University, 2004

Selected Publications

Torpedo: Inventing the Military-Industrial Complex in the United States and Great Britain (Harvard University Press, 2014)

“A Useful Category of Analysis? Grand Strategy and US Foreign Relations from 1865 to 1918,” in Rethinking American Grand Strategy, ed. Christopher Nichols, Elizabeth Borgwardt, and Andrew Preston (New York: Oxford University Press, 2021), 123–42

“The Conundrum of American Power in the Age of World War I,” Modern American History 2, no. 3 (November 2019): 345–65

“To Understand China, Look to America’s History,” Wall Street Journal, 20 March 2019, p. A17

“Intellectual Property and National Security: The Case of the Hardcastle Superheater, 1905–1927,” History and Technology 34, no. 2 (2018): 126–56

“The Other Visible Hand: National Security and Intellectual Property in the United States before World War I,” Enterprises et Histoire no. 85 (December 2016): 40–53

“Scholarship and the Ship of State: Rethinking the Anglo-American Strategic Decline Analogy,” International Affairs 91, no. 2 (March 2015): 319–331