CV Highlights


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Ph.D., History, University of California, Los Angeles, November 2015
M.A. and C.Phil., History, University of California, Los Angeles, June 2011
B.A. with Departmental Honors with Distinction, History, University of California, San Diego, June 2007
B.A., Philosophy, University of California, San Diego, June 2007



UCLA History Department and Writing II Program Competitive Teaching Fellowship, 2014–2015
ACLS Dissertation Fellowship in Eastern European Studies, 2013–2014
Fulbright IIE US Student Grant to Lithuania, 2012–2013
UCLA History Department Pre-Dissertation Fellowship, 2011–2012
FLAS (Foreign Language and Area Studies) Fellowship for German study, 2010–2011 (cancelled due to insufficient funds)



Instructor of Record/Adjunct Faculty (topics/courses designed and taught)

Encounters of the Third Kind: Exploring the Unknown in Medieval and Early Modern Europe, Senior Research Seminar, Spring 2016, 2017, UCLA Department of History

Founders of the West: Civilizations of the Mediterranean: 1000 B.C.E.– 600 C.E, Core Survey, Spring 2017LMU Department of History

Europe 1000 –1500, Upper-Division Survey, Winter 2016, 2017, UCLA Department of History

The Crusades, Upper-Division Survey, Fall 2016, UCLA Department of History

Crisis and Expansion: Europe and the World: 1200 –1648, Core Survey, Fall 2016, LMU Department of History

Sex in the Middle Ages, Upper-Division Survey, Summer 2016 & 2017 UCLA Department of History

Negotiating Difference: Gender, Ethnicity, and Religion in Medieval Europe, Intensive Writing Seminar, Fall 2014, Winter 2015, Spring 2015, UCLA Department of History and Writing Program

Online Instruction

Introduction to Western Civilization II: 1300 – today, Spring 2017, West Los Angeles Community College, Department of History

Introduction to Western Civilization I: Prehistory – 1300, Fall 2016, West Los Angeles Community College, Department of History

Introduction to Western Civilization A.D. 843–Circa 1715, Summer 2012, 2014, 2015, UCLA, Department of History – Invited to teach the first UCLA Department of History online course.

Teaching Assistant > Associate

World History, prehistory to 600 CE, Fall 2009, 2015, UCLA Department of History
World History, 1760 to Present, Spring 2010, 2011, UCLA Department of History
History of Africa to 1800, Winter 2011, UCLA Department of African Studies
Western Civilization, Prehistory to  843 CE, Winter 2010, Fall 2010, UCLA Department of History

K-12 Long-Term Substitute Teacher
High School Social Studies and Mathematics, 2007–2008, San Diego Job Corps Center School for Integrated Sciences (Employed through Teachers of Reserve, LLC).

  • Tutored students individually and assisted in creating personal short- and long- term learning goals.
  • Provided academic and personal counseling to at-risk students of underserved background.



National Center for History in the Schools, Winter 2015, Spring 2015

  • Created five-week history writing workshop for teachers to implement at the Sonia Sotomayor School of History and Dramatic Arts in order to better prepare students for success in college.



Conference Co-Organizer, “Futures of History: Discussion, Demonstrations, Displays,” February 25–26, 2016, UCLA Department of History, American Historical Association Career Diversity for Historians Initiative sponsored by Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

Managing Editor, UC Undergraduate Journal of Slavic and East/Central European Studies 8 (2015)

Judge, History Day, Sonia Sotomayor School of History and Dramatic Arts, 2015, 2016

Research Assistant, Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, St. Gall Project sponsored by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, 2008–2009



“The Role of Departments in Preparing Students for a Successful Career.” Blog co-authored with Michael A. Ryan (University of New Mexico), American Historical Association (forthcoming).

“Hero or Villain?: Mindaugas and the Image of Lithuanians in Medieval Chronicles.” Paper presented at “Global, Glocal, & Local: Distinction and Interconnection in the Baltic States,” AABS Biennial Conference, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia- May 26–18, 2016.

“The Medievalist as Unicorn: Marketing Yourself for Success.” Paper presented at CARA Panel Discussion, 51st International Congress on Medieval Studies, Western Michigan University, May 12–15, 2016.

“Godless and Accursed Litva: Representations of Lithuania in the Novgorod First Chronicle.” Paper presented at the 11th Conference on Baltic Studies in Europe, Herder-Institute of Historical Research on East Central Europe and Philipps-Universität, Marburg, Germany, September 6–10, 2015.

Review of In Search of Sacred Time: Jacobus de Voragine and The Golden Legend, by Jacques Le Goff. Comitatus 46 (2015): 260–262.

“Conflict and Collaboration on the Baltic Frontier: Peter of Dusburg and the Teutonic Order’s Crusade against Lithuania.” Paper presented at Annual Meeting of the Medieval Academy of America and Medieval Association of the Pacific, UCLA, April 10–12, 2014.

“Letters Of Gediminas” and “Peter of Dusburg’s Chronicle of the Prussian Land” select translation, annotations, and introduction. In Reading the Middle Ages. Sources from Europe, Byzantium, and the Islamic World, edited by Barbara H. Rosenwein. 2nd ed. Toronto: Toronto University Press, 2013, 388–394.

“The Rhetoric and Image of Power in the Letters of Gediminas, 1322–1324.” Paper presented at “Images of Ducal Power in Medieval Poland,” conference at German Historical Institute, Warsaw, Poland, June 17, 2011.

“Tactics of Manipulation: A Revisionist Study of Gediminas and the Threat of Teutonic Invasion, 1315–1342.” Comitatus 42 (2011): 115–133.


Ronin Institute for Independent Scholarship