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Education

Ph.D.                        The George Washington University, May 2014

  • American Studies
  • Exam Fields: 20th Century American Cultural History; Critical Theory; The Politics and Culture of Race, Gender, and Sexuality
  • Dissertation: “Just Say Know: How the Parent Movement Shaped America’s Modern War on Drugs, 1970-2000”
    • Dissertation committee: Dr. Leo Ribuffo (chair), Dr. Thomas Guglielmo, Dr. James A. Miller

M.A.                        The George Washington University, May 2010

  • Magna Cum Laude, American Studies
  • Advisor: Dr. Elisabeth Anker

A.B.                         New York University, Gallatin School of Individualized Study, May 2004

  • Individualized Study (History and Women’s Studies)
  • Magna Cum Laude with Honors
    • Dean’s Scholar, Founder’s Day Award Recipient
    • Colloquium Title: “Black Humor, Cynicism, and the Lack of the Female Voice”
    • Nominated: Best Colloquium Presentation, 2004
    • Advisors: Dr. Angela Dillard, Dr. Karen Hornick
    • Graduated a year ahead of schedule

Fellowships, Grants, and Awards 

Recipient, Public Fellowship, American Council of Learned Societies (2014); two-year fellowship at the Center for Public Integrity in Washington, D.C.

Finalist, Soros Justice Fellowship, Open Society Institutes (2014)

American Studies Academic Excellence Award, George Washington University (Summer 2013)

American Studies Academic Excellence Award, George Washington University (Summer 2012)

American Studies Academic Excellence Award, George Washington University (Summer 2011)

Writing in the Disciplines Graduate Teaching Assistantship, 2-year appointment, George Washington University (2010-2012)

American Studies Academic Excellence Award, George Washington University (Summer 2010)

Columbian College of Arts and Sciences Teaching Assistantship, 2-year appointment, George Washington University (2008-2010)

American Studies Academic Excellence Award, George Washington University (Summer 2009)

University Honor Scholar, New York University, May 2004

Founder’s Day Award, New York University, May 2004

Dean’s Scholar, New York University, 2001-2004

Teaching Experience 

Professor, American Studies Department, George Washington University

Drug Use In America After 1945, Spring 2014

Teaching Assistant, American Studies Department, George Washington University

Modern American Cultural History, Writing Intensive Course, Spring 2013, Advised by Joseph Kip Kosek

American Architectural History: 1600-1860, Fall 2012, Advised by Richard Longstreth

American Architectural History: 1860-1940, Spring 2012, Advised by Richard Longstreth

World War II in History and Memory, Writing Intensive Course, Fall 2011, Advised by Thomas Guglielmo

Diplomatic History, Writing Intensive Course, Spring 2011, Advised by Ronald Spector (in the History Department)

US-Middle Eastern Cultural Encounters, Writing Intensive Course, Fall 2010, Advised by Melani McAlister

Modern American Cultural History, Writing Intensive Course, Spring 2010, Advised by Joseph Kip Kosek

American Cinema, Fall 2009, Advised by Laura Cook Kenna

20th Century American Cultural History, Writing Intensive Course, Spring 2009, Advised by Phyllis Palmer

Freedom in Political Thought and Popular Culture, Fall 2008, Advised by Elisabeth Anker

Publications

Please see the Writing section of this blog for the most comprehensive (and usually updated) list of my academic and commercial articles, book reviews, and other publications.

Conference Presentations and Media Appearances

“Hooked: Illegal Drugs: Marijuana,” The History Channel, October 2014

          Available online here.

Emily Dufton on Marijuana Reform, Decriminalization, and the Pot Gender Gap,” Instant Response Team,  Lives With Meredith Vieira YouTube Channel, November 15, 2013

After the publication of my Atlantic article, “Marijuana and the Modern Lady,” I was invited on the YouTube program Instant Response Team to discuss how women have continually affected the nation’s drug laws. Video available here.

“All Hopped Up: Drugs in America”

BackStory with the American History Guys. Radio show produced by the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities and distributed through National Public Radio.

January 11, 2013, available at http://backstoryradio.org/all-hopped-up-drugs-in-america-2/ 

“Seventy-Five Years of Cannabis Prohibition in America: A Review of the Cannabis Prohibition Epoch in America”

Roundtable Panelist with Keith Stroup (founder of NORML), Allen St. Pierre (NORML executive director), Mitch Earleywine, and Dale Gieringer.  National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML) National Conference, Los Angeles, CA, October 4-6, 2012

“The Only Hope is a United Front: African American Anti-Drug Activism in the Era of Crack Cocaine.”

American Historical Association Annual Meeting, Washington, DC, January 2-5, 2014

“Faith: The Anti-Drug.  Religion and Recruits in the Battle Against Youth Drug Use.” 

American Historical Association Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL, January 5-8, 2012

“The Whole World is Watching: The Melodramatic Conquest of the Battle in Seattle on Screen.” 

Mid-Atlantic Popular and American Culture Association, Alexandria, VA, October 28-30, 2010

“‘Hurrah for Western Civilization!’: Representations of Africa in the Conservative Cultural Imagination.” 

US Intellectual History Conference, New York, NY, October 21-22, 2010

“The Meaningless Mob: Flash Mobs, Slash Mobs, and This American Life.” 

Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA, April 8-12, 2009

Professional Service, Volunteer Service, and Memberships 

Managing Editor, Points, the blog of the Alcohol and Drugs History Society, April 2014-Present

Memberships:

– The American Historical Association                    – Alcohol and Drugs History Society

– The American Studies Association                         – American Association of University Women

– American Culture/Popular Culture Association    – Coordinating Council for Women in History

– Planning Committee, 4th and 5th Annual Collected Stories Conference, George Washington University, April 15-16, 2010, and April 8, 2011

Volunteer Service:

– Peace Corps Volunteer, Agriculture, Niger, West Africa, January 2007 – March 2008

Certifications 

Certified Writing Instructor, awarded from the George Washington University Writing in the Disciplines Program

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