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University of Texas at San Antonio
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African American history, women's history, childhood studies, Black girlhood
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About Me

I am a historian of African American women and children in early American history.

Recent Publications

Beyond the Boundaries of Childhood: African American Children’s Political and Cultural Resistance

Book Manuscript Under Consideration

Journal Articles

“In Pursuit of Autonomous Womanhood: Nineteenth Century Black Maternal Mourning and Motherhood in the U.S. North,” Slavery & Abolition, May, 2017


Book Chapters

“Bringing Depth to the Movement: Georgia McMurray and the Multi-Dimensionality of Black Women’s Activism,” chapter in edited collection, “It’s Our Movement Now”: Black Women’s Politics and the 1977 National Women’s Conference, University of Massachusetts Press, July 2018, ed. Laura L. Lovett and Rachel Jessica Daniel, Under Review

Book Reviews

Review of Who Writes for Black Children?: African America Children’s Literature before 1900, ed. Katherine Capshaw and Anna Mae Duane. Journal of the History of Childhood and Youth. October, 2018

Public Scholarship

Contributor, “History of Childhood & Youth Roundtable,” The Junto: A Group Blog on Early American History, November, 2018

Media Coverage
Country Focus
Expertise by Geography
Expertise by Chronology
19th century
Expertise by Topic
American Civil War, Children & Youth, Emancipation, Gender, Race, Sexuality, Slavery