Indiana University East
Ph.D. in United States History, University of North Carolina Greensboro, 2020
Minor: World History
Minor: Public History
Advisor: Dr. Lisa Levenstein
Dissertation: The Politics of Norplant: Feminism, Civil Rights, and Social Policy in the 1990s
Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Women’s and Gender Studies, University of North Carolina Greensboro, 2017
M.A. in American History, University of North Carolina Greensboro, 2012
Minor: Women’s History
B.A. in History, Wagner College, 2009
Assistant Professor of U.S. History, Indiana University East, 2022 - present
Ainsworth Visiting Scholar, Randolph College, 2020 - 2022
RESEARCH AWARDS AND GRANTS
Allen W. Trelease Fellowship, UNCG, 2018-2019.
Grant-in-Aid, Rockefeller Archive Center, 2017.
Summer Assistantship, UNCG, 2017.
Dissertation Grant, Schlesinger Library at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University, 2016.
Special Project Grant, Women and Gender Studies Cone Awards at the University of North Carolina Greensboro, 2016.
Summer Assistantship, UNCG, 2016.
Travel to the Collection Fellowship, Sophia Smith Collections: Women’s History Archives at Smith College, 2015.
Martin Luther King Jr. Agent of Change Award for Senior Honors Thesis: “Malcolm X: the Man and the Myth,” 2009.
Outstanding Graduate Teaching Assistant Award, UNCG College of Arts and Sciences, 2017.
Award for Teaching Excellence by a Doctoral Student, UNCG History Department, 2017.
“Changing the Narrative: The Importance of Centering Choice,” Nursing Clio, gclio.org, December 13, 2020.
“The Norplant Litigation Boom: How Class Action Lawyers Impacted the Contraceptive Device’s Fate,” Untamed: Women and the Law: Special Symposium at Jamestown Settlement’s Publication, 2020.
Book Review, This Nonviolent Stuff’ll Get You Killed: How Guns Made the Civil Rights Movement Possible by Charles E. Cobb, Jr. In Southern Quarterly Vol. 52 No. 1, (Fall 2014).
“Charon Asetoyer and the Rise of the Reproductive Justice Movement” 94th Annual VSSA Conference, Virtual, April 24, 2021.
“The Norplant Litigation Boom: How Class Action Lawyers Impacted the Contraceptive Device’s Fate,” Untamed: Women and the Law: Special Symposium at Jamestown Settlement, Jamestown, VA, September 13-14, 2019.
“The Politics of Norplant: Contraceptive Technology, Feminism, and Social Policy in the 1990s,” UNCG Graduate Student Research and Creativity Expo, April 3, 2019.
“‘Not Only Just Off Our Backs:’ Norplant, Native Women Activists, and the Indian Health Services,” National Women’s Studies Association Conference, Atlanta, GA, November 9-11, 2018.
“The Feminist Campaign Against Norplant: Neoliberal Policies and Reproductive Justice in the 1990s,” Southern Association for Women Historians Conference, Tuscaloosa, AL, June 8-10, 2018.
“The Life and Death of Norplant: How Feminists and Class Action Lawyers brought Down the Most Promising Contraceptive Device in Decades,” Berkshire Conference on the History of Women, Genders, and Sexuality, Hempstead, NY, June 16-18, 2017.
“Norplant and Contemporary Eugenics,” Southeastern Women’s Studies Association Conference, Rock Hill, SC, April 1-3, 2016.
“Fighting for Reproductive Rights: Norplant, Native Americans Activists, and the Indian Health Service,” Southern Association for Women Historians Conference, Charleston, SC, June 12-14, 2015.
“Building Communities: How African American Women in Chicago Used an Advice Column to Find Their Voice: 1964-1967,” Southeastern Women’s Studies Association Conference, Greensboro, NC, 2013.
“Creating African American Activists: How the Moynihan Report Changed African American Women,” UNCG Graduate Student Conference, Greensboro, NC, 2012.
“Faculty Lecture and Discussion,” Talk for Randolph College Alumni, February 24, 2021.
“Norplant and the Legacy of Eugenics,” Talk for the Black Student Alliance at Randolph College, November 10, 2020.
“Reflections on Ruth Bader Ginsburg Death and Dawn Wooten’s Allegations,” Talk for Intersections: Randolph College’s National Organization for Women Chapter, October 15, 2020.
“Native Women and the Fight Against Norplant” Longwood University, October 1, 2020.
“Contraceptives in the Ancient World,” UNC Greensboro, November 14, 2019.
“Greensboro: A World Through a City- Women’s History,” Roundtable at the Greensboro History Museum, March 28, 2019.
“‘Guinea Pigs of Medical Research:’ The Global Origins of the Feminist Campaign Against Norplant,” UNCG International and Global Studies Program, February 21, 2019.
“Neo-Eugenic Practices on Native Reservations, 1970s-1990s,” UNC Pembroke, March 22, 2018.
A Step Toward Justice, 2021.
Choice or Coercion: The Biography of Norplant Podcast, 2020.
The Perils of A Racist America: A Podcast by Randolph College, 2020, This is a podcast series created by my students in an African American history course.
PUBLIC HISTORY EXPERIENCE
The Magnolia House Exhibit, UNCG, 2020, Alongside a team of public historians, we researched and curated an exhibit at a home in Greensboro, North Carolina that was once was a hotel featured in the Green Book.
The Underground Tree Exhibit, UNCG, 2019, A student and faculty collaborative exhibit interpreting a tree in Greensboro that acts as a living memorial of the Underground Railroad.
National Archives, Nixon Presidential Library, Yorba Linda, CA, 2009, Internship with the library’s archive center.
Instructor, Randolph College
HIS 1186- US History Colonial to the Present, Fall 2021
GST/HIS 286- Reproductive Justice: A Theoretical Case Study, Spring 2021
GST/HIS 288- Women and the Law, Spring 2021
AMCP 332- American Culture Program Practicum, Spring 2021
HIS 187- African Americans and the Construction of American Society, Fall 2020, 2021
HIS 287- Sex, Pregnancy, and Abortion: The Global History of Reproduction, Fall 2020, 2021
LMA 101- Life More Abundant First Year Experience, Fall 2020
Instructor, University of North Carolina Greensboro
HSS 108- Unfit for Reproduction: The Global History of Eugenics and Neo-Eugenics (Honors Course), Fall 2018
HIS 198- Honors Colloquium, Fall 2018, Fall 2019 (This course helps first semester honors students transition into college life and learn more about the Honors College.)
HIS 211- U.S. History to 1865, Spring 2016
HIS 212- U.S. History Since 1865, Spring 2015, Summer 2017, 2018
HIS 217- World History 1900-1945, Fall 2014, Spring 2016
HIS 329- United States Women History Since 1865, Fall 2015
Teaching Assistant, University of North Carolina Greensboro
ADS 306- Africa in the Greco-Roman World, Fall 2019
ADS 306- Africa and Islam in World History, Spring 2019
ADS 306- Afro-Latin America, Fall 2018
ADS 356- The Making of the African Diaspora, Spring 2018
ADS 210- Blacks in American Society, Fall 2017
HSS 212How Do We Know What We Know (Interdisciplinary Honors Course), Fall 2017, Spring 2018, Spring 2019
HIS 206- Global Developments to 1500, Spring 2014
Graduate Assistant, University of North Carolina Greensboro
HIS 240- History of Africa since 1870, Spring 2012
HIS 320- History of Mexico and Central America, Fall 2011
HIS 302- Race and Segregation Fall 2011
HIS 338- Civil War, Reconstruction, and Reunion, Fall 2010
TEACHING AND ADVISING TRAINING
National Humanities Center, Graduate Student Summer Residency, 2019. Two-week program for graduate students on humanities teaching technologies, pedagogies, and resources.
Safe Zone Training, 2017. Safe Zone creates a network of allies who promote a campus environment that is open and welcoming to all LGBTQ students.
Power-Up Workshop, 2016. Training in online teaching technologies and pedagogical best practices.
Student Summer Research Program, Randolph College, May-July 2020.
The American Culture Program’s Reproductive Justice Symposium, Randolph College, April 7-8, 2021.
Established an Undergraduate Feminist Book Club, Fall 2020, Randolph College.
First Year Advising, Randolph College.
Job Search Committee, 2019-2020, Assistant Professor Position, UNCG.
Minerva Ambassador, 2019, Graduate Student Representative, UNCG.
Writing Group Leader, 2016-2019, Leading weekly across discipline writing groups for graduate students.
Spartan Orientation, Advising, and Registration, 2014-2020, Advising incoming students and assisting them in registering for their classes.