Education: M.A., Public Humanities, Brown University, 2008; B.A., French Studies, Emory University, 2004
Research Interests: Twentieth Century African American Literature, African American History, Twentieth Century American Popular Culture, Cultural Studies, Slavery Studies, Genealogy and Genetic Testing, Historical Memory, Public Humanities
Courses Taught: "Back to Bondage: Black Women's History, Memory, and Cultural Production," Spring 2009
Selected Conferences and Presentations:
"Oprah's Roots: A Case Study of Genealogy and Racial Genetics." 2011 Annual Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship Graduate Student Summer Conference. Princeton University, June 15-17, 2011.
"Tracing the African in African American." American Studies Lunch Symposium, Brown University, May 11, 2011.
"Rearticulating Home/Redefining Motherhood in Lorde's Zami and Morrison's The Bluest Eye." Purdue American Studies Symposium. Purdue University. April 2008.
Chair, "Reaching for New Stories and New Audience: Education and Outreach Programs," Sharing Stories: Interpreting African American History for New England and the Nation, sponsored by John Nicholas Brown Center and Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture, Brown University, November 29- December 1, 2007.
Teaching Consultant, Sheridan Center for Teaching and Learning, Brown University, 2010-2011; 2008-2009
Historian Intern, National Park Service, Jefferson National Expansion Memorial, St. Louis, MO, Summer 2010; Summer 2007
Co-Curator, Emancipated Memories: Uncovering the Hidden Faces of Slavery, Brown University, Spring 2009.
Graduate Student Representative, Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship Advisory Board, Brown University, 2008-2009
Graduate Text Encoder, Women Writers Project, Brown University, 2008-2009