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Carleton College
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African American History, Black History, Civil Rights, Black Freedom Struggle, the Black Diaspora, the history of Whiteness and White Supremacy, Southern history, Race and Ethnicity, Women's and Gender History
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About Me

I am an associate professor of history at Carleton College. My research and teaching is on African American history and the transnational history of the Black Diaspora, Southern history, the history of white supremacy, and gender history.

My book, “Massive Resistance and Southern Womanhood” (University of Georgia Press, 2021) offers a gender, cultural and social history that examines the intersectional entanglements of white segregationist women’s activism in Massive Resistance during the 1950s and 1960s. It provides a comparative overview and analysis of women’s involvement in Massive Resistance, developing several typologies of female segregationist activists. By doing so, it takes into account factors such as class, age, religion, gender-specific self-conceptions and regional aspects to trace the differential points of emergence, forms of activism, self-understandings and media representations of segregationist women in Arkansas, Louisiana, and South Carolina.

Currently, I am working on a book project on the transatlantic history of 19th and 20th century Black concert dance.

Recent Publications

Massive Resistance and Southern Womanhood: White Women, Class, and Segregation. Athens: University of Georgia Press, 2021.

“Citizens’ Councils, Conservatism, and White Supremacy in Louisiana, 1964-1972,”European Journal of American Studies 14, no. 1 (2019).

“Precious” and “O Brother, Where Art Thou?” In Encyclopedia of Racism in American Film, edited by Salvador J. Murguia, 433-438 and 468-472. Lanham, Maryland: Rowman & Littlefield, 2018.

““Work . . . Done Mostly by Men”: Cornelia Dabney Tucker and Female Grassroots Activism in Massive Resistance in South Carolina, 1950–1963.” The South Carolina Historical Magazine 117, no. 2 (2016): 96–120.

Media Coverage
Country Focus
North America
Expertise by Geography
North America, United States
Expertise by Chronology
19th century, 20th century, 21st century
Expertise by Topic
Emancipation, Gender, Human Rights, Local & Regional, Race, Rebellion & Revolution, Slavery, Women