My book will be published in December 2019! It's available for pre-order now.
I'll be participating in the Charlotte Forten Day event at Salem State University on March 7th.
This spring 2019, I am teaching an introductory course on time and place in African American literature, culture, and history.
I gave a radio interview about my forthcoming book, In Pursuit of Knowledge: Black Women and Educational Activism in Antebellum America.
In September 2018, I gave a talk on women artists in early twentieth century Boston, including Gertrude Fiske and Lois Mailou Jones.
In late July 2018, I was invited to give a talk at the House of the Seven Gables on the history and legacy of the Salem Black Picnic.
I have been awarded a $100,000 grant from the National Park Service and the Organization of American Historians to support the public humanities project, African Americans in Essex County, MA.
The Journal of Social History recently published my article.
This course explores African American life and culture in New England, from the late eighteenth century to the early twentieth century.
I teach, research, and lecture on topics such as school desegregation, African American women's history, women's activism, antebellum social movements, and public humanities.
This course explores the literary, social, historical, and political significance of narratives written by enslaved African Americans in the nineteenth century Atlantic world.
I'm delighted to share some great news: my book is under contract with New York University Press!
It's par for the course in academia: a scholar submits an article manuscript to a journal and, more often than not, the editor of said journal outright rejects the article.
My essay on African American education in antebellum Ohio appears in the Journal of the Early Republic.
This essay represents my foray into twentieth century African American educational activism. It follows the establishment of the Black Studies Department at Amherst College in the 1960s and 1970s.
As a teacher, I aim to cultivate intellectual curiosity in the classroom by engaging powerful texts, emphasizing the art of dialogue and debate, and championing civic engagement.