Events & Media Appearances

I maintain an active schedule of media appearances as well as virtual and in-person public talks, discussions, and workshops. Most focus on pre-1860 U.S. history, the history of popular culture, and interpretive methods. Check out past and upcoming events by clicking below.



Recent and Upcoming Events

29 September 2022
“How Baseball Became the National Pastime,” Smithsonian Affiliates Public Lecture.

26 February 2022
“A History of the (not so) Humble Billiard Table,” 74th Colonial Williamsburg Antiques Forum.

17 February 2022
“Politics and Sports: An All-American Match-up,” Smithsonian Affiliates Public Lecture.

3 August 2021
Keepers of the Flame: Smithsonian Olympic Collections Past, Present, and Future,” Smithsonian Associates Summer Lecture (virtual).

7 May 2021
“Partnerships and Possibilities: A Virtual Plenary Roundtable Discussing Community Outreach in Interpreting the Legacies of the Mayflower Landing 400 Years Ago,” sponsored by the Museum Ethnography Group (UK).

28 April 2021
Dress and Drinks Virtual Series, Costume Society of America.


Selected Media Appearances:

-Debunking myths of the Mayflower and Thanksgiving:
on Sirius XM’s Julie Mason Mornings (29 Oct. 2021), Fox News Radio (25 Nov. 2020), Radio Swiss International (26 Oct. 2020), and in Corriere della Serra (Milan, 6 Sept. 2020).

-Smithsonian National Museum of American History Film Forum
LFG, with U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team Captain Becky Sauerbrunn (29 Sept. 2021), link forthcoming.

-Smithsonian Social Studies Online:
Who are ‘We The People’?, 26 Mar. 2020

-Smithsonian Channel:
Time Capsule: Beyond Stonewall (2019)

-ABC News:
Kaepernick’s Workout Raises Questions of NFL’s Intentions,” 16 Nov. 2019

-N.P.R.’s BackStory:
All In: A History of Gambling in the U.S., 6 May 2016
U.S. vs. Them: Sports on the World Stage, 11 July 2014

-The Undefeated:
The Day George (Spider) Anderson Became the First Black Jockey to Win the Preakness,” 10 May 2017

Politicking in the Early American Republic, 13 Nov. 2013