Scholarly Activities

Sounds American: Identity and the Music Culture of the Lower Mississippi River Valley, 1800–1860 (The University of Georgia Press), 2011. Limited Preview Available.

“Louisiana Bohemians: Community, Race, and Empire.” Early American Studies (forthcoming).

“‘To Get Himself Out of Slavery”: Escape, Justice, and Honor in the Life of a Colonial French Louisiana Bohemian (Gypsy).” Frühneuzeit-Info 31 (Fall 2020). 

“Novel Adventures: Using The Journey to the West to Teach Tang China History and Culture.” Education About Asia 25 (Fall 2020): 12–17. Read Online

“Racializing American ‘Egyptians’: Shifting Legal Discourse, 1690s-1860s.” Critical Romani Studies 
2 (Fall 2019): 42–59. Read Online.

“The Mythical Musical Boatmen: Integrating National Icons in Early American Culture.”American Music 37 (Summer 2019): 197–228. Access via Jstor.

 “Music of the Early American Republic.” The American Historian 19 (February 2019): 14–19. Read Online 

 “Contextualizing American Gypsies: Experiencing Criminality in the Colonial Chesapeake.” Maryland Historical Magazine 114 (Fall/Winter 2018): 192–222. Read Online.

 “‘An Egiptian and noe Xtian Woman’: Gypsy Identity and Race Law in Early America.” Journal of Gypsy Studies 1 (2017): 5–15. Read Online.

"Where Music is Not the Devil Enters: Children's Music Instruction in Late Nineteenth-Century Milwaukee." Wisconsin Magazine of History 89 (Winter 2005–2006): 2–11. Access via Jstor. 

"Song Catchers, Ballad Makers and New Social Historians: A Historiography of Appalachian Music." The Tennessee Historical Quarterly (Fall 2004): 192–202. Access via Jstor.