For my preliminary portfolio, Duke’s major requirement to advance to the dissertation stage, I pursued the following fields. I explain how I got to these fields, and this dissertation, in my intellectual agenda.

United States History – Major Field with Nancy MacLean

Modern Governance – Minor Field with Edward J. Balleisen

Race and Ethnicity in the U.S. – Minor Field with Adriane Lentz-Smith

Economic Development and Global Capitalism – Outside Field with Gary Gereffi