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Lycoming College
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history of lynching and racial violence; history of social justice movements; US cultural and intellectual history; African American history; race, gender, and citizenship
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About Me

I am a professor of History and Social and Economic Justice at Lycoming College. I specialize in the social, intellectual, and cultural history of modern America with an emphasis on the history of racial violence and social justice movements. My first book, Black Woman Reformer: Ida B. Wells, Lynching, and Transatlantic Activism, examines how Ida B. Wells’s transnational antilynching campaigns influenced British and American understandings of mob violence. I am currently collaborating on a book project analyzing a rare Reconstruction-era collection of correspondence from a family with ties to the Ku Klux Klan.

Recent Publications

“Why the current protest movement has (and needs) many different leaders,” Fast Company, 10 July 2020. 

“There are many leaders of today’s protest movement – just like the civil rights movement,” The Conversation, 7 July 2020.

“Ida B. Wells won the Pulitzer. Here’s why that matters,” Washington Post, 7 May 2020. 


Black Woman Reformer: Ida B. Wells, Lynching, and Transatlantic Activism (University of Georgia Press, 2015).

Media Coverage
Country Focus
United States
Expertise by Geography
United Kingdom, United States
Expertise by Chronology
19th century, 20th century, 21st century
Expertise by Topic
Gender, Human Rights, Race, Women