Chris is a historian of the modern United States. His research interests include the histories of religion, medicine, gender, and sexuality in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Chris’ ability to research and write about a range of historical and contemporary topics sets him apart from other early career scholars.
PEER REVIEWED WORK
“Leanne Payne and Gendered Cannibalism in the Ex-Gay Movement.” Quarterly Horse: A Journal of (Brief) American Studies. Accepted with minor revisions. Examines how one ex-gay minister employed the metaphor of cannibalism in her gender-based therapeutic interventions to combat same-sex desires.
“Occupy Wall Street as a Curriculum of Space. Journal of Social Studies Research, 2013. Co-written with Dr. Sandra Schmidt. Explores the interrelationship between location and free speech in the twentieth century U.S. and examines three sites with Occupy Wall Street movements.
Chris has a couple of academic articles nearing completion. One examines the concepts of boyhood and belonging in early Cold War New York City, whereas another reinterprets the power dynamics of John Henry Hammond’s sexual relationship with two enslaved women.