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First Name
Last Name
Appalachian State University
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Public history; museum studies; African American history; 20th century American history
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Personal Info

About Me

I primarily investigate issues in African American History, Museum Studies, Urban History, and Heritage Tourism. I coordinate the public history program at Appalachian State University, and my work and courses frequently involve collaboration with community organizations and local museums. I’m currently working on a project that investigates the connection between Flint’s attempts at downtown revitalization, and the roots of the Flint Water Crisis. I received my PhD in History from the University of Minnesota, and my BA in History from Michigan State University.

Recent Publications

From Storefront to Monument: Tracing the Public History of the Black Museum Movement (University of Massachusetts Press: 2013). Received the 2015 National Council on Public History Best Book Award.

Media Coverage
Country Focus
United States
Expertise by Geography
United States
Expertise by Chronology
20th century
Expertise by Topic
Local & Regional, Material Culture, Museums, Public History, Race, Urban History