Current Appointment

2018-Present - Assistant Professor of History, Columbus State University

Previous Appointments

2016-2018 - Assistant Professor of History, SUNY Adirondack
2015-2016 - Visiting Lecturer, Georgia State University
2013-2015 - Visiting Lecturer, Florida Atlantic University


  • Fall 2014 - Ph.D. History, Florida State University (Awarded with Distinction)
    • Dissertation: “Progressive Protestants: Representations and Remembrance in the Atlantic World, 1685-1815”
    • Committee: Darrin M. McMahon (Chair), Rafe Blaufarb, George S. Williamson, François Dupuigrenet-Desroussilles, Amanda Porterfield
    • Comprehensive Exam Fields: 18th Century Atlantic World, Modern European History, Early Modern Christianity, Modern Middle Eastern History (Passed with Distinction)
  • 2011 - M.A. History, Florida State University
  • 2009 - B.A. History, Minor in French, Georgia State University
  • 2009 - Intensive French Language Training Program, Université de Versailles-Saint-Quentin- en-Yvelines

Research & Speciality Areas

  • Cultural & Intellectual History
  • Religious History
  • Linguistic Theory
  • Emotion
  • Enlightenment
  • French Revolution
  • French History
  • Early Modern & Modern Europe
  • Refugee History
  • History of Empire
  • Atlantic & World History




  • Forthcoming. "Religion and Revolution in Europe," in The Oxford Handbook of Religion and Europe, edited by Grace Davie and Lucian Leustean (in Preparation).
  • Forthcoming. “Pierre Bayle's Revolutionary Script: Revocation, Protestant Apologetics, and the Early Age of Revolutions” in Revolution as Reformation: Protestant Faith in the Age of Revolutions, edited by William Harrison Taylor and Peter Messer (in Preparation).
  • Forthcoming, 2018. “Huguenots and the Atlantic World,” Oxford Research Encyclopedia (Under Contract, 2018).
  • 2018. “The French Protestant Enlightenment of Rabaut Saint-Étienne: Le vieux Cévenol and the Sentimental Origins of Religious Toleration,French History 32, Issue 1, (3 March 2018); 25–44.
  • 2017. “Real and Imaginary Friends in Revolutionary France: Quakers, Political Culture, andthe Atlantic World,” Eighteenth-Century Studies vol. 50,  no. 4 (2017); 361-79. 
  • 2014. “The Protestant Origins of the French Revolution: Contextualizing Edgar Quinet in the Historiography of the Revolution, 1789-1865,” in Proceedings of the Western Society for French History vol. 42 (2014): 65-74. 
  • 2014. “Revolutions of 1848,” “Religious Issues,” and “France.” World Democracy Encyclopedia: From Ancient Times to the People’s Revolutions of the 21st Century. New York. M.E. Sharpe.

Book Reviews

Other Writing

  • 2015-Present - Co-founder and contributor. (A collaborative, peer-reviewed online blog on the Age of Revolutions and the concept of “revolution”) 

Grants, Fellowships, Awards

  • 2016-8 "Mapping Print, Charting Enlightenment" Digital Humanities Project Postdoctoral Fellowship, University of Western Sydney [declined]
  • 2013-14 Ben Weider Fellowship, The Institute on Napoleon and the French Revolution
  • 2012 Joe Richardson Award for Excellence in Teaching, Florida State University
  • 2011 Congress of Graduate Students Conference Presentation Grant, Florida State University
  • 2009 International Education Fee (IEF) Study Abroad Scholarship, Georgia State University
  • 2005-2009 Dean’s List, Georgia State University


  • "Revolutionary Script(ure): Pierre Bayle, Huguenot Refugees, and the 1688 Revolutions in England and Thailand," Consortium on the Revolutionary Era, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Feb 22-24, 2018. 
  • “Subtle Protests: Rethinking the Edict of Toleration’s Reception in Calvinist France,” Society for French Historical Studies, Washington D.C., April 20-22, 2017. (Recording Here)
  • “Digital Approaches to Religious Tolerance in the Enlightenment,” George Rudé Seminar, Parramatta, Australia, July 15, 2016.
  • “‘Even in Religion’: Rabaut Saint-Étienne and the Language of Religious Freedom in the French Revolution,” Society for French Historical Studies, Nashville, Tennessee, March 3–5, 2016.
  • “Remembering the Old Cévenol: Memory and Religion in Rabaut Saint-Étienne’s Pre Revolutionary Politics,” Western Society for French History Annual Conference, Chicago, IL, Nov. 5-7, 2015.
  • “The Right to Return: Huguenots, Property, and Politics in Revolutionary France,” Consortium on the Revolutionary Era Conference, High Point, NC, Feb 19-21, 2015.
  • “The Protestant Origins of the French Revolution, 1789-1865,” Western Society for French History Annual Conference, San Antonio, TX, Nov. 13-15, 2014.
  • “Enlightenment’s Revocation: Rethinking Protestantism in the Works of Antoine Court,” American Historical Association/American Society of Church History Joint Conference, Washington, D.C., Jan. 2-5, 2014.
  • “Imaginary Friends in Revolutionary France: Quakers and French Political Culture, 1785-1793,” Western Society for French History Annual Conference, Atlanta, GA, Oct. 25-6, 2013.
  • “The Not So Simple Quaker in France: Louis-Abel Beffroi de Reigny’s Reflection on the Nation, 1793,” Society for the Study of French History Annual Conference, Cardiff, UK, June 30 – July 2, 2013.
  • “Conservative or Conspiratorial? François-Martin Thiébault’s Rebuke of Religious Equality and the “Contagious Delirium of Modern Philosophy” in Revolutionary France,” Consortium on the Revolutionary Era, 1750-1850, Tallahassee, FL, Mar. 3-5, 2011.
  • “Priests, Public Schools, and Politics: Rethinking Napoleonic Reform of Primary Education,” Western Society for French History, Lafayette, LA, Oct. 21-23, 2010.
  • “Politics and Religion: Napoleon and the State-Sponsored Protestant Transformation,” Consortium on the Revolutionary Era, 1750-1850, Charleston, SC, Feb. 25-27, 2010. 

Chaired Sessions

  • Chair, “Piety and Disobedience: Women, Religion, and Authority in Early Modern France” panel, Society for French Historical Studies, March 3-5, 2016.
  • Chair and Commentator, “Early Modern Identity” panel, Southeast Regional History Graduate Student Conference at Florida State University, Apr. 03, 2010. 

Invited Lectures

  • “Writing Across Disciplines: Teaching Structure and Self-Assessment,” Consortium for Excellence in Teaching and Learning, Gordon State College, October 2015. 
  • “How to Succeed in a Doctoral Program,” Phi Alpha Theta, Florida Atlantic University, February 2015.
  • “Protest and Progress: Understanding the Meaning of Protestantism in Eighteenth and Nineteenth Century France,” HIS 3150: Historical Methods at Florida Atlantic University, April 2014.
  • “Quakers and the French Enlightenment,” Religious Society of Friends Library, London, UK, March 2013.


Courses taught:

  • European History, 1500-1815
  • European History, 1815-Present
  • World History to 1500
  • World History after 1500
  • US History Survey
  • History of Asia 
  • Writing History 
  • Age of Enlightenment
  • The French Revolution
  • Age of Revolutions: America, France, Haiti, Latin America
  • British Empire
  • 19th Century Europe 

Other Academic Experience

  • 2012 Research Assistant, British Archives at Kew (Research assistance led to the publication of a graphic history/textbook on the transatlantic slave trade. See Rafe Blaufarb and Liz Clarke, Inhuman Traffick: The International Struggle Against the Transatlantic Slave Trade: A Graphic History. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2014.
  • 2010-2 Subject Area Tutor for FSU Student Athletic Academic Services, CRLA (College Reading and Learning Association) Certified — History, French, English, Philosophy, Comparative Religions, Sociology, & Anthropology

Non-Collegiate Experience

  • 2014-7 World History AP Grader
  • 2013-7 Summer Residency Assistant Coordinator, Frank Lloyd Wright’s Fallingwater 
  • 2015 European and Art History Curriculum Author, National Network of Digital Schools

Professional Service

  • 2017-Present - History Tutor Supervisor 
  • 2017-Present - Professional Recognition Committee
  • 2013-5 - Writing Across the Curriculum Course Developer, Florida Atlantic University
  • 2013-5 - Review Committee Member, Undergraduate Research Journal, Florida Atlantic University
  • 2011-3 - History Graduate Student Association President, Florida State University
  • 2011-2 - Coordinator of Southeast Regional Graduate Student Conference, Florida State University
  • 2011 - Coordinator of Consortium on the Revolutionary Era, 1750-1850 Annual Conference, Tallahassee, FL
  • 2010 - Judge, State of Florida History Fair
  • 2009 - Judge, The School of Arts and Sciences History Fair

Professional Affiliation/Membership

  • American Historical Association
  • American Society of Church History
  • Society for French Historical Studies
  • Western Society for French History
  • The Consortium on the Revolutionary Era
  • Société de l’histoire du protestantisme français


  • English (native) 
  • French (fluent) 
  • German (beginner)


  • Darrin M. McMahon —
    • Professor of History, Dartmouth College
  • Rafe Blaufarb — 
    • Professor of History/Director of the Institute on the French Revolution and Napoleon, Florida State University
  • Patricia Kollander —
    • Professor of History, Florida Atlantic University
Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards.
— Søren Kierkegaard