I am an associate 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, was published by the University of Virginia Press in 2016.

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, was published by MIT Press in 2017 as part of the series "History of Computing."

Further information on my academic work is available from my CV.