Adjunct Professor

Contact Info

Moody Hall, Room 1A
Office phone: 540-568-8120
MSC 2001
58 Bluestone Drive
Harrisonburg, VA 22807

Instructor in history (adjunct)


Ph.D., Washington State University (American Studies)

Research interests

White-power and neo-Nazi music, music torture, race and racism, European colonial genocides, and the Holocaust

Teaching at JMU

GHIST 225 U.S. History
GHIST 150 Critical Issues in Recent Global History

GHUM 200



 Rock for the Reich: The International Web of White-Power and Neo-Nazi Hate Music.  Under contract, Rutgers University Press (editor Marlie Wasserman).

 Peer-Reviewed Articles

 “White-Power Music and the Memory of the Holocaust,” Music and Genocide, ed. Wojciech Klimczyk & Agata Swierzowska.  In press.

 “Situating the Herero Genocide and the Holocaust among European Colonial Genocides,” Przegląd Zachodni (Polish Western Affairs).  Special Issue on German Colonialism in Africa, 2014.

 Articles in Edited Collections

 “Losing the Victims in Definitional Debates: European Colonial Killing as Genocide vs. Atrocity,” Understanding Atrocities, ed. Scott Murray.  Under contract.

 “Confronting Genocide Denial in U.S. History Pedagogy,” conference proceedings of Georg Arnhold International Summer School on Education for Sustainable Peace.  Under contract.

 “How White-Power Musicians Construct Fear through the Rhetoric of White Extinction,” Historicizing Fear, ed. Travis D. Boyce & Winsome Chunnu-Brayda.  Boulder: University Press of Colorado.  Forthcoming.

 "The (Un)Popularity of White-Power Music,” Black Sun: The Undercurrents of (Un)Popular Music: Black Metal/Neo-Folk/Industrial and Martial Industrial Music, ed. Scott Wilson.  Jefferson, NC: McFarland.  In press.

 “‘The Blood of My Ancestors’: Nostalgia in White-Supremacist Hate Rock,” Böse Macht Musik: Zur Ästhetik des Bösen in der Musik, ed. Sara R. Falke and Katharina Wisotzki.  Bielefeld: Transcript Verlag, 2012.

 “‘Call That Justice’: White-Power Music and Censorship in the Information Age,” White Power Music: Scenes of Extreme-Right Cultural Resistance, ed. Anton Shekhovtsov and Paul Jackson.  Ilford: Searchlight, 2012.


Recipient of a 2014 Visiting Research Fellowship from the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, DC, a 2011-2012 Fulbright Study/Research Fellowship to Germany, a 2011 Auschwitz Jewish Center Fellowship, and the 2008 T. Temple Tuttle Prize for Best Student Paper at the Society for Ethnomusicology Niagara Chapter Meeting.

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