Writer, historian, Baltimore resident.
I study the history of knowledge-making and mystery in the human sciences. My second book, In Whose Ruins: Power, Possession, and the Landscapes of American Empire (2022), examines four sites of resource extraction that also yielded scientific and spiritual narratives core to US settler-colonialism. My first book is Common Phantoms: An American History of Psychic Science (2020). Other writing, scholarly and journalistic, deals with mediumship, haunting, and memory in the American landscape.
I work as an adjunct professor in the medical humanities, as a researcher and curator, and in the production of poems.