History From the Bottom Up
I Take History With My Coffee
I'm a writer, educator, interpretive guide, and historian. I'm a proud University of Michigan alumnus, and I love sharing my passion for history with others.
I want to make history more accessible so that people can learn about the past in a meaningful way. The people who might show up at a historical site with a passing interest and a desire to learn more about the site. Or the people who believe they don’t have an interest in history, but I might kindle a spark of curiosity. I see myself not as an academic but more akin to a public historian, an interpreter, or a re-enactor. And I want to communicate about the study of history itself, the profession, and the process. I advocate for the relevance of history and the importance of understanding the past as a means of understanding the present and how we can progress toward a more just future.
The I Take History With My Coffee Podcast is now available. Learn more about the Early Modern period. You can find it at the link where it says Podcast at the top of the page as well as on popular platforms such as Apple Podcasts and Spotify