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Last Name
Website URL
architectural history, landscape history, race and space, 20th century U.S. urban history, built environment, urban infrastructure, the Green Book.
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About Me

I am trained as an architectural historian–I have an MA and PhD in Architectural History from the University of Virginia, and write and speak occasionally on a number of topics related to the 20th century built environment in the U.S. in addition to my work as a journalist and editor.

I’m the Senior Editor at Landscape Architecture Magazine, where I develop, assign, edit, and usher to publication stories about landscape, very broadly defined. I also write write for the magazine about all kinds of topics related to the intersections of landscape, culture, cities, race, infrastructure, art, rural communities, water, environmental and economic justice and quite a bit more.

I am also the founder of Mapping the Green Book, a project that I began in 2011 while a post-doctoral fellow at the National Museum of African American History and Culture. Mapping the Green Book looks at the landscape of cultural, economic, and social networks created by the Green Book and other travel guides for African Americans published between World War II and the Civil Rights Act. I have a chapter forthcoming on the landscapes of the Green Book in  Narrative, Place, and Memory: African American Landscapes from Jim Crow through Segregation from LSU Press.


Recent Publications

The River Beneath the River, Landscape Architecture Magazine. November 2019. A  feature article on the environmental and cultureal history of the Anacostia River in Washington, DC.

Out of Time. Landscape Architecture Magazine. April 2018. A feature article on the new design proposals to memorialize the enslaved at Brazil’s Valongo Port.

Promised Land. Landscape Architecture Magazine. March 2018. A feature article on the landscape design of the National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, DC.

Entries for the SAH Archipedia, a scholarly, peer-reviewed resource on the built environment.

Media Coverage
Yes. On camera and print interviews.
Country Focus
United States
Expertise by Geography
United States
Expertise by Chronology
Expertise by Topic
Art & Architectural History, Material Culture, Public History, Race, Urban History