Publications

Academic Articles

  • “The Problem and Potential of Piracy: Legal Changes and Emerging Ideas of Colonial Autonomy in the Early-Modern British Atlantic, 1670 – 1730,” Journal of Maritime Research, Volume 18, No. 2 (November 2016), p. 123 – 137.
  • “The Social Construction of Crime in Colonial America: Piracy as a Case Study,” The International Journal of Interdisciplinary Social Sciences 6, No. 6 (March, 2012), 75 – 88.

Other Articles

  • “Trading Places: Smuggling and the American Revolution,” History Today, March 9, 2017.
  • “Atlantic Piracy in the Eighteenth Century,” The Gazette, August 2015.
  • “The Many Deaths of Captain Kidd,” History Today 65, Vol. 7 (July, 2015), 7.

Guest Blogs

Book Reviews

  • “Review: Mark Hanna, Pirate Nests and the Rise of the British Empire, 1570 – 1740,” Journal of Maritime Research [forthcoming 2017]
  • “Review: Stephanie Kirk and Sarah Rivett, eds., Religious Transformations in the Early Modern Americas,” Itinerario [forthcoming]

Selected Conference Papers

  • “The Ideological Pirate: Propaganda During the American Revolution,” British Group of Early American Historians Workshop, Institute of Historical Research, London, 11 March 2016.
  • “‘Pirates’ Executions in Historical Memory: The Rise of the Romantic Antihero, 1730 – 1800,” British Society of Eighteenth-Century Studies, University of Oxford, 6 – 8 January 2016.
  • “The Legal Process of Pirate Executions in the Early Modern Atlantic: Changes in British Law and Colonial Identities, 1670 – 1730,” The Emergence of a Maritime Nation: Britain in the Tudor and Stuart Age, 1485 – 1714, National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, UK, 24 – 25 July 2015.
  • “The Posthumous Power of the Notorious Pirate, Captain William Kidd: Pirates in Historical Memory and Print,” UNC-KCL Transnational Workshop, 15 September 2014, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina.
  • “Captain Kidd in London and America: A Case Study of Transatlantic Expanding News Networks, 1698 – 1721,” Society for Early Americanists Conference: London and the Americas 1492 – 1812, 17 – 19 July 2014, Kingston University, London.
  • “Pirate Executions, Maritime Sovereignty and the Transference of English Law in the Colonial North American Colonies, 1675 – 1775,” Forum on European Expansion and Global Interaction, 21 – 22 February 2014, Tulane University, New Orleans, Louisiana.
  • “A Quick Drop and Sudden Stop: The Link Between Pirate Executions and British Maritime Sovereignty, 1677 – 1730,” European Perspectives on Culture and Violence: An Interdisciplinary Conference, 28 June 2013, University of Leicester, Leicester, England.