- M.A. in History, West Virginia University, 2013
- B.A. in Modern Languages (French and Russian), University of Bradford (UK), 1994
The role of transnational exchanges in the response to juvenile crime in 19th- and early 20th-century France and Russia, and the uses of nature in solving urban problems.
“Model Colonies: A transnational study of penitentiary agricultural colonies for young detainees in France, Russia, and the Soviet Union, 1839-1937”
- Midwest Slavic Association graduate student essay prize, 2018: “Social reform on the move: penitentiary agricultural colonies in the nineteenth century, from the Loire to the Neva.”
- Travel grant, Summer Research Laboratory on Russia, Eastern Europe, and Eurasia, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2016
- GuSH Grant, Carnegie Mellon University, 2014 and 2017