My main topics of historical interest are: twentieth-century American social and political history; drug use, the drug war, and anti-drug activism in the U.S.; conservative and liberal grassroots social movements; and women’s history.
I completed my comprehensive examinations in critical theory, cultural history, and the politics and culture of race, gender, and sexuality.
I’ve written extensively on the counterculture of the 1960s; the rise of the parent movement in the United States; the construction of addiction in the drug war; and the roles of religion and culture in battling adolescent drug abuse.
I’ve presented my work at conferences across the United States, including the meetings of the American Historical Association, the Popular Culture Association, the U.S. Intellectual History Society, the Mid-Atlantic Popular Culture Association, and as an invited speaker at the annual conference for the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML).