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I am the Farmer Postdoctoral Fellow in Digital Humanities at the University of Virginia School of Law Library. A historian of the American Revolution and Early Republic, I completed my dissertation,  “‘The Loss it Sustain’d by the Immense Drain of Men’: The Imperial Politics of Scottish Emigration to Revolutionary America, 1763-1803,” in 2016. My work explores the ways in which massive emigration from Scotland to North America in this period forced Scots living at home and in the colonies to reevaluate the benefits of their participation in the British Empire. I received my B.A. from Miami University in 2004 and continued on for my M.A. in History in 2006.

You can learn more about my current courses and projects here.

I am originally from Ohio and my blood runs Cincinnati Red.

I can be reached via email, ambuske[at]law[dot]virginia[dot]edu