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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).
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- United States
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- United Kingdom, United States
- Expertise by Chronology
- 19th century, 20th century, 21st century
- Expertise by Topic
- Gender, Human Rights, Race, Women