Professional Service

  • North American Conference on British Studies. Role: Member. Council . 11/2020 - present
  • University of Pennsylvania. Role: External Reviewer. Tenure File Review. 08/2020 - 08/2020
  • University of Richmond. Role: External Reviewer. Tenure File Review. 08/2020 - 08/2020
  • Interdisciplinary Nineteenth-Century Studies . Role: Member. Conference, Local Arrangements and Program Committee. 10/2019 - 03/2022
  • North American Conference on British Studies. Role: Chair. Mentorship Committee. 06/2019 - 06/2020
  • North American Conference on British Studies. Role: Chair. Stansky Book Prize Committee. 04/2019 - 04/2020
  • North American Conference on British Studies. Role: Member. Stansky Book Prize Committee. 04/2018 - 04/2019
  • National Science Foundation. Grant Reviewer. 01/01/2014 - 12/31/2014
  • Killam Research Fellowship, Canada Council for the Arts. Grant Reviewer. 01/01/2014 - 12/31/2014

Internal Service

  • Tenured Faculty Review Committee. Chair, 08/2019 - 08/2020. Department service.
  • Ancient Mediterranean Search Committee . Chair, 08/2019 - 08/2020. Department service.
  • Undergraduate Committee. Member, 08/2018 - 08/2019. Department service.
  • Ad Hoc Promotion Committee, Susie Porter. Chair, 04/2018 - 10/2018. Department service.
  • Ad Hoc Retention Committee, Maile Arvin. Member, 04/2018 - 10/2018. Department service.
  • Ad Hoc Tenure Committee for Hugh Cagle. Chair, 04/2017 - 10/2017. Department service.
  • German History Search Committee. Member, 09/2014 - 05/2015. Department service.
  • Bullough Lecture in the History of Sex and Gender. Chair, 08/2014 - 07/2017. Department service.
  • Academic Senate. Member, 08/2014 - 06/2016. University service.
  • Teaching Committee. Member, 08/2014 - 08/2015. Department service.

Honors & Awards

  • Many Mouths: The Politics of Food in Britain From the Workhouse to the Welfare State was awarded a 2020 Gourmand Award (for cookbook and food writing) in the category of Food Security (United Kingdom). Gourmand Awards, 10/2020
  • Distinguished Scholar Award. College of Humanities, 08/2018

In the Media

  • “The Origins of Vaccine Hesitancy,” EPIDEMIC podcast. 03/2021. https://www.justhumanproductions.org/podcasts/epid...
  • “We’ve Got the Right to Choose,” Body Politics podcast. 02/2021. https://podcasts.apple.com/ie/podcast/weve-got-rig...
  • My research on the anti-vaccination movement has received renewed interest and I was interviewed for “The History of Vaccines” episode on RadioWest with Doug Fabrizio, KUER Radio/podcast. 11/2020.
  • Interview for “Victorian Secrets,” Audible.com book with Stephen Fry. 10/2017.
  • Science Vs. (Podcast): “The Rise of Anti-Vaxxers,” . 09/2017.
  • Doomed to Repeat (Podcast): “The Anti-Vaccination Movement,” . 07/2017.
  • Interviewed for “Reality TV: The New Freak Show?” Radio Health Journal. 04/2011.
  • Interview on RadioWest with Doug Fabrizio, KUER Radio. 12/08/2009.
  • Appearance in “Fearfully and Wonderfully Made,” Utah Now, KUED Television (Emmy-Award Winning). 11/21/2008.