I am a Ph.D. Candidate in the Corcoran Department of History at the University of Virginia where I study┬áthe Era of the American Revolution and Early Republic. I am presently writing a dissertation tentatively entitled “‘The Loss it Sustain’d by the Immense Drain of Men’: The Imperial Politics of Scottish Emigration to Revolutionary America, 1763-1803,” which 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┬áparticipation 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, jpa4ad[at]virginia[dot]edu