Albert Lee Sturm Award for Faculty Excellence, Virginia Tech (2014)
British Association for American Studies Book Prize (2012)
Jefferson Davis Award, Museum of the Confederacy (2012)
Shifting Grounds: Nationalism and the American South, 1848—1865. Oxford University Press, 2011.
“Civil War Conscription and the International Boundaries of Citizenship,” Journal of the Civil War Era, 4.3 (September 2014): 373-397.
“Slavery, Democracy, and the Problem of Planter Authority in the Nineteenth-Century U.S. South,” in “Noble Means and Democratic Ways” special issue, Journal of Modern European History 11 (2013/14): 514-532.
"State, Nation, and Citizen in the Confederate Crucible of War,” in State and Citizen: British America and the Early United States, ed. Peter Onuf and Peter Thompson (Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2012), 242-270.
“Secessionists in an Age of Secession: The Slave South in Transatlantic Perspective,” in Secession as an International Phenomenon, ed. Don H. Doyle (Athens: University of Georgia Press, 2010), 151-173.
Current Research: Preston Brooks and Political Violence in the 1850s; Mapping the Fourth of July in the American Civil War Era; Citizenship and the American Civil War.