Public engagement is at the core of my scholarly agenda. I frequently speak at museums, libraries, historical societies, medical schools, and appear on television, radio, and podcasts. Scroll for select media appearances and talks.
Interested in hosting a talk or an interview? I’m available for speaking engagements in person and remotely, and you can contact me here.
Lecture on Civil War veterans and opiate addiction on C-SPAN3’s The Civil War, 2020
- (Text) “Como Guerra Civil levou a 1ª epidemia de drogas dos EUA” [How the Civil War led to the 1st US drug epidemic], BBC News Brasil, January 23, 2022
- (Text) “America’s first opioid crisis grew out of the carnage of the Civil War,” Washington Post, December 1, 2021
- (Radio) The Civil War’s Opioid Epidemic, With Good Reason, Virginia Humanities, December 3, 2021
- (Television) Interview on Robert E. Lee, Stonewall Jackson, and Confederate Monuments, Nieuwsuur, NOS, Amsterdam, Netherlands, October 16, 2021
- (Podcast) A medical historian on infectious diseases as the “third army” of the Civil War, STAT First Opinion Podcast, April 28, 2021
- (Radio) The Civil War & Opiate Addiction, Constant Wonder, BYUradio, January 2021
- (Television) Opiate Addiction and Civil War Veterans, American History TV, C-SPAN3, November 2020
- (Podcast) The “Dark Turn” in Civil War History, The Rogue Historian podcast, November 2020
- (Podcast) Opiate Addiction in the American Civil War, History Hack podcast, October 2020
- (Text) Interview about “Opium Slavery: Veterans and the Experience of Addiction” in The Journal of the Civil War Era, H-CivWar, July 2020
- (Podcast) Civil War veterans and Opiate Addiction, The Rogue Historian podcast, November 2019
- (Radio) Interviewed for “As The Opium Trade Boomed In The 1800s, Boston Doctors Raised Addiction Concerns,” Common Health, WBUR (Boston NPR), August 2017