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I am a historian of twentieth-century United States history, with a focus on digital and computational history, urban environmental politics, the North American West, and spatial methods. I am the Digital Engagement Librarian and Assistant Professor of History at the University of Nebraska at Omaha, where I lead initiatives in digital engagement and public history with campus and community partners. I am also affiliated faculty with UNO’s Center for Urban Sustainability and a Researcher with Stanford University’s Spatial History Project. This website lists scholarship I can make available, including works in progress; a full listing can be found in my CV. I often write here on my blog and contribute to the BlogWest group blog.

I also work on bicycle advocacy projects both on campus and in the community, like Omaha Bikes, the Omaha Bike Network, the League of American Bicyclists, People for Bikes, and Mode Shift Omaha.

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Recent Writings

Upcoming Talks and Public Appearances

Preserving Histories Digitally
Information Exchange, Omaha, Nebraska: March 17, 2017

'Don't Let Industry Do its Business In Our Water!!!': Urban Space and Environmental Politics in Silicon Valley.
Ball State University, Muncie, Indiana: April 12, 2017

Keynote: Approaching a New Historical Atlas of Midwestern History with Deep Maps and Digital History
Midwestern History Association, Grand Rapids, Michigan: June 7, 2017

Mapping Silicon Valley
Digital Humanities 2017, Montreal, Canada: August 9, 2017

Arguing with Digital History
George Mason University: September 15, 2017 - September 16, 2017

Mobile Digitization Lab for Rural Community Archives
LYRASIS Member Summit, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: October 11, 2017

Oskate Wicasa, Progressive Thought, and the Digital Publics of Buffalo Bill's Wild West
Western History Association, San Diego, California: November 3, 2017

Contact me about speaking at your institution!


“superfundr: Superfund Dataset for R.” R package. 2016-. Github.

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Introduction to Network Analysis (workshop) · American Historical Association: January 2018

Introduction to Digital Humanities · University of Nebraska at Omaha: January 2018

Introduction to Network Analysis (workshop) · Ball State University: May 2017

Introduction to Network Analysis (workshop) · American Historical Association: January 2017

Digital History: Sources, Methods, Problems · Stanford University: September 2016

R, Interactive Graphics, and Data Visualization · Digital Humanities Summer Institute: June 2016

Maps and Networks in the Classroom (workshop) · Carl Bimson Humanities Seminar, Colorado State University: June 2016

Teaching Digital History (workshop) · Missouri Valley History Conference: April 2015

Digital History: Sources, Methods, Problems · Stanford University: September 2014

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