I am a historian of law, technology, and the American landscape. I received my MA (2005) and PhD (2009) in History from Columbia University, studying with Elizabeth Blackmar and Barbara Fields. My dissertation examined the history of music piracy and intellectual property law in the United States, and the thesis has since been nominated for the Bancroft Dissertation Prize. I have been the recipient of the Torbet Prize, a Whiting fellowship, and, most recently, a postdoctoral fellowship from the American Council of Learned Societies. I am currently an assistant professor of History at Georgia State University in Atlanta, and I am beginning a new project that examines the emergence of North Carolina's Research Triangle as an urban landscape.