I am an American cultural history PhD. candidate with a specialization in currency studies. My dissertation-in-progress compares images on northern and southern treasury notes during the Civil War Era in order to characterize the nationalistic impulses of both the Union and the Confederacy. I have presented my research at several local and regional conferences, and have had my findings published in Past Tense, Northwest Ohio History, and Essays in History. I am currently preparing an article for Civil War History. My pedagogical experience includes Modern American History, Early American History, and World History.