I am the Director of Scholarly Communication and Digital Initiatives at the American Historical Association where I oversee the publication and membership departments of the AHA and am working to develop innovative digital projects to enhance the organization's mission.
I have a doctorate from the University of Warwick and am a cultural historian of eighteenth-century Britain. I have taught British history in universities in both the United States and the United Kingdom, and I have also worked on digital projects at Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities at the University of Maryland and the Department for Digital Humanities at King's College London. Over the past 10 years, I have participated actively in the development of innovative digital tools and methods for historical scholarship. Drawing on my experience as a teacher and researcher I played a key role in several international projects that expanded capacity for digital scholarship in the humanities. I also conceived and organized an ongoing seminar in digital history at the Institute of Historical Research in London that has been at the forefront of fostering innovation in the use of digital tools and methods for the study of history.