I am an assistant professor of history at Howard University, where I began teaching after completing a Ph.D. at Johns Hopkins University in April 2013. My work centers on eighteenth and early nineteenth-century Europe, especially France, and European connections with other parts of the world. My first book, Nationalizing France's Army: Foreign, Black, and Jewish Troops in the French Military, 1715-1831, is under contract with the University of Virginia Press and scheduled for April 2016 publication.
I am currently at work on a book on the intersection between identity and collateral punishment in modern Europe, which is supported by a Faculty Awards fellowship from the National Endowment for the Humanities.
I also have interests in the history of free and open source software. My book on this topic, For Fun and Profit: A History of the Free and Open Source Software Revolution, is under contract with MIT Press.
Further information on my academic work is available from my CV.