I am a historian of 18th and 19th century U.S. history. My research focuses on the development of management practices, especially those based on data analysis. Methodolotically, I seek to blend qualitative and quantitative methods and to combine insights from business history, economic history, and labor history.
My first book, Accounting for Slavery: Masters and Management(link is external), will be published by Harvard University Press in 2018. The book explores the development of business practices on slave plantations and uses this history to understand the relationship between violence and innovation.