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First Name
Last Name
Northwestern University
Website URL
Public history, digital humanities, digital history, oral history, historic preservation, African American history, African diaspora, Performance studies, literature, women's history, Atlantic world, Afro-European
Additional Contact Information
March 2021-Present: Women's History curator at NMAAHC

Personal Info

About Me

I am scholar-practitioner, and my experiences outside and inside of academia inform my research, my teaching, and the way I engage with the world. My research on women and gender through an African American and Diasporic lens draws on collections from multiple institutions in the United States, Caribbean, and Europe, drawing on the historic legacies of the African Diaspora and the civil rights movements. I have earned numerous awards and fellowships to support this research, and have been invited to participate in conference and panel discussions to share this knowledge with conference attendees and public audiences. Furthermore, in my extensive experience as museum curator, I have increased support and visibility for various institutions, established collections and digitization policies, installed exhibitions, and published digital media to support their mission statements.

Recent Publications

Book Reviews
• Strategic Sisterhood: The National Council of Negro Women in the Black Freedom Struggle by Rebecca Tuuri – The Journal of African American History (Volume 105, Number 4 | Fall 2020)
• Bricktop’s Paris: African American Women in Paris between the Two World Wars by T. Denean Sharpley-Whiting, History in the Making Volume 9 (2016)
“Sounding Off: Etta Moten’s Diasporic Radio Activism, 1950-60.” Resonance: The Journal of Sound and Culture (under consideration)
“Rhodes Fallen: Student Activism in Post-Apartheid South Africa,” History in the Making Volume 10 (2017) (co-authored with Amanda Castro)
Encyclopedia Entry
• “Marita Bonner” Revised Encyclopedia of the Harlem Renaissance (forthcoming)
Public Writing
• Edwardian Promenade (2007-Present)
• Evangeline Holland (pseudonym), articles in The History Magazine, Learning Through History, novella published by William Morrow/HarperCollins

Media Coverage
Country Focus
United States, Caribbean, UK & Europe, West Africa
Expertise by Geography
Africa, Atlantic, Caribbean, United Kingdom, United States, Western Europe
Expertise by Chronology
19th century, Modern, 20th century, 21st century
Expertise by Topic
Colonialism, Emancipation, Gender, Law, Material Culture, Museums, Public History, Race, Sexuality, Technology, Women, World War I, World War II