Ph.D., University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
M.A., University of North Carolina, Greensboro
B.A., Meredith College

Research Interests

Imperial networks
Travel and tourism
Gender and labor history


Education, Travel and the ‘Civilisation’ of the Victorian Working Classes. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2014.

“Class Trips and the Meaning of British Citizenship: Travel, Educational Reform, and the Regent Street Polytechnic at Home and Abroad, 1871-1903.” Journal of British Studies 51 (January 2012): 102-131.

“Alison Cunningham: Victorian Leisure Travel, Religious Identity, and the Grand Tour Journal of a Domestic Servant.” Chapter in The Human Tradition Series (Rowman and Littlefield, 2007).

“‘Clothing Britain’s Legions’ with ‘Intellectual Weapons’ and ‘Sound Science’: The Artisan Exhibition Tours and the Rise of Modern Educational Travel, 1867-1889,” in Franz Bosbach, ed., The Great Exhibition and its Legacy, Prince Albert Studies, 20, (Munich: K.G. Saur, 2002).