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Minnesota State University Mankato
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1970s, women's activism, radicalism, United States, Symbionese Liberation Army, Patty Hearst, domestic terrorism, media, newspapers, journalism
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About Me

I am an assistant professor of Mass Media and director of Interdisciplinary Studies at Minnesota State University, Mankato. I am writing a narrative biography of Camilla Hall, a Minnesota native and a member of the Symbionese Liberation Army who was killed by Los Angeles police on May 17, 1974. The biography stems from my master’s thesis, which was a study of 1960s and 1970s radical groups in the United States.

I have a bachelor’s degree in journalism and spent seven years as a reporter and copy editor for a daily newspaper in Minnesota. My memoir, We’ll Be the Last Ones to Let You Down: Memoir of a Gravedigger’s Daughter, was published in 2013 by the University of Minnesota Press and was a finalist for a Minnesota Book Award.

I have a Ph.D. in Creative Writing (creative nonfiction) from Bath Spa University, Bath, United Kingdom.

Recent Publications
Media Coverage
Country Focus
United States
Expertise by Geography
United States
Expertise by Chronology
20th century
Expertise by Topic
Rebellion & Revolution