Alcohol and Drugs History Society, 2016
Presented “‘A hard lesson for temperance men’: Nineteenth-Century Americans and the Turn to Opiates”
Alcohol and Drugs History Society, 2015
Presented “Sympathy and Scorn: The Role of Class in Shaping Antebellum American Attitudes toward Opiate Dependency”
Organization of American Historians, 2015
Presented “America Discovers Dependency: Reports on Domestic Drug Addiction in the Nineteenth Century”
Society for Historians of the Early American Republic, 2014
Participated in a roundtable on “Drugs, Alcohol, and Gendered and Racial Experiences of Addiction”
Society for Historians of the Early American Republic, 2010
Presented “Habitual Opium Use and Secrecy in Early-Republic America”
History of Women’s Health Conference, Pennsylvania Hospital, 2010
Presented “American Women and Opiate Addiction, 1776–1914”
Participant, “How Profits from Opium Shaped 19th-Century Boston” and “As the Opium Trade Boomed in the 1800s, Boston Doctors Raised Addiction Concerns,” WBUR, Summer 2017. Interviewed for the two-part story.
Historian, “America: Facts vs. Fiction,” American Heroes Channel, March 2017 Appeared in the documentary series’ episode titled “Bad Medicine,” which focused on bad medical practices in America’s past.
C-SPAN recorded and broadcast one session of my upper-level course “Drug Use and Drug Policy in America, 1492–1990”
Participated in a roundtable on “Drugs, Alcohol, and Gendered and Racial Experiences of Addiction” at the conference of the Society for Historians of the Early American Republic. C-SPAN recorded and broadcast the session.