Publications

Articles

Cultivating Fascism: Winemaking and Making Italians in Fascist Italy,” Perspectives on Europe 46:1 (Spring 2016): 88-92.

“During its two decades in power, Mussolini’s regime established protected winemaking appellations (Chianti Classico, 1932-present), inaugurated grape- and wine-themed popular festivals (National Festival of the Grape, 1930-present), significantly expanded grape vine cultivation in Italy and in its Mediterranean colonies, and marketed the peninsula’s typical wines (vini tipici) to domestic and foreign consumers.”

 

Co-authored with Sarah A. Curtis and Jason Lahman
Blogging in the Classroom: Using a Blog as a Supplemental Resource,” Perspectives on History: The Newsmagazine of the American Historical Association 50:4 (April 2012): 20-22.

“History is brought to life in the classroom through more than just the discussion of classic texts. Although historians still rely on the written word as their main type of primary source, they are increasingly using other types of sources to shed light on the past. The blog allows the instructor to introduce his or her students to this same process of discovery across the disciplines.”

 

Book Reviews

Review of Representing Italy through Food (London: Bloomsbury Academic Press, 2017), Food, Culture & Society (forthcoming).

 

 

 

 

Digital and Public History Projects

The New Fascism Syllabus

A crowd-sourced collection of writings on the history of fascist, populist, and authoritarian movements and governments during the 20th and 21st centuries. The #NewFascismSyllabus is intended to serve as a popular entryway into the scholarly literature for those seeking deeper insights into how past societies gravitated towards and experienced varieties of right-wing authoritarianism.

 

Zapruder World: An International Journal for the History of Social Conflict (ISSN: 2385-1171)

A Drupal-based online publishing platform for Zapruder World. Drupal is an open source Content Management System (CMS) software, which allows multiple users to collaboratively manage a website’s contents and features. Using Drupal (and Adobe Photoshop), I designed both the administrative infrastructure for Zapruder World and its user interface aesthetics.

 

Abina and the Important Men: A Graphic History (Oxford University Press, 2011)

A promotional website for Trevor Getz’s Abina and the Important Men. In addition to providing users with a collection of scholarly book reviews of Abina, media coverage of the book’s publication, and a general description of the book’s contents, the website features an interactive timeline, a collection of additional primary sources on the topic of slavery in West Africa, high-resolution maps, PowerPoint presentations, and sample lesson plans for any professor interested in using Abina in his or her own classroom.