[an example of my writing: “Progress and Execution,” at Public Books]
I research and write about American criminal law (mostly), from both a historical and present-day perspective. I am working on a dissertation about the history of public defenders and, more generally, how American lawyers have thought about the problem of poor people charged with crime. I am an assistant professor of law at Vanderbilt Law School (beginning fall 2016), in Nashville, Tennessee. Previously I was a Sharswood Fellow at the University of Pennsylvania Law School. I am also a PhD candidate in the History Department at Stanford University. I have a JD from Stanford Law School.