Public engagement is a core element of my mission as a scholar. I enjoy speaking at public history venues about opiate addiction and other legacies of the Civil War. I’ve given talks to diverse audiences at nationally prominent museums, major research libraries, medical schools, local historical societies, and Civil War roundtables. I’ve also appeared on public radio and podcasts and written numerous essays for public audiences. Below, you can find recordings of selected public talks and media interviews.
- (audio) Civil War veterans and opiate addiction for The Rogue Historian podcast, November 2019
- (audio) Interview about opiate addiction in antebellum America for Common Health, WBUR (Boston NPR), August 2017
- (text) Interview about my dissertation for American Civil War Museum, Richmond, Virginia, November 2018
- (video) Morphine addiction and the U.S. Civil War at the National Museum of Civil War Medicine, Frederick, Maryland, May 2020
- (audio) The Civil War-era opioid crisis at the Bullitt History of Medicine Lecture Series, UNC Medical School, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, December 2018
Interested in hosting a talk? I’d love to hear from you! Reach out to me here.