Department of History
Macalester College
1600 Grand Avenue
Saint Paul, MN 55105

Ph.D. in History, 2013, University of Wisconsin (Madison) (UW-Madison)
M.A. in African-American Studies, 2006
B.A. in Anthropology and African and Afro-American Studies, 2004, Washington University (Saint Louis) (College Honors)

Assistant Professor, Department of History, Macalester College, 2016-present
Assistant Professor, Department of History, Dickinson College, 2014-2016
Postdoctoral Fellow, Consortium for Faculty Diversity, Dickinson College, 2013-2014


This Woman’s Work: Black Women’s Economic Activism in Postwar Milwaukee (manuscript in progress)

Digital Humanities Project
Visualizing Black Milwaukee: The VBM digital project highlights the spatial dimensions of African American life in Milwaukee during the 1950s and 1960s. (web site in progress)

Peer Reviewed Articles
“ ‘Kept Right on Fightin…’: African American Working Women’s Activism in Civil Rights Era Milwaukee” Journal of Civil and Human Rights, 2:1

“ ‘Fighting Their Own Economic Battles’:  Saint Charles Lockett, Ethnic Enterprizes and the Challenges of Black Capitalism in 1970s Milwaukee.” Souls: A Critical Journal of Black Politics, Culture and Society special issue on: Black Women’s Labor: Economics, Culture and Politics, 18:1

Reviews and Other Publications
Review: Cutting Along the Color Line: Black Barbers and Barber Shops in America, by Quincy T. Mills, Journal of American History, December 2014, Volume 101. No. 3.

“Rosa Parks,” Icons of Black America. Edited by Matthew Whitaker (CT: Greenwood Press, 2011) p687-696.

“Hattie McDaniel,” Icons of Black America.  Edited by Matthew Whitaker (CT: Greenwood Press, 2011) p583-592.

Mellon Faculty Fellowship,  Associated Colleges of the Midwest, 2016-2017
40 Under 40 Professor Who Inspires, NerdWallet, 2015
Digital Humanities Faculty-Student Collaboration Grant, Dickinson College, Fall 2014
Dean’s Conference Travel Fund Grant, Dickinson College, Fall 2014, Spring 2014
Willoughby Fellowship for Teaching with Technology Program, Dickinson College, Summer 2014
Research and Development Grant for Summer Research, Dickinson College, Summer 2014
Consortium for Faculty Diversity Postdoctoral Fellowship, Dickinson College, 2013-2014

(In)visible Working Mothers: Visualizing the Intersection of Work, Welfare and Motherhood in Postwar Industrial Milwaukee, National Women’s Studies Association Conference, November 2015

Beyond Dixie: New Directions in Freedom Movement Studies In The Urban North and West, Invited Roundtable, Association for the Study of African American Life and History, Annual Convention, September 2015

Rethinking Black Freedom Studies from the Jim Crow North to the Jim Crow West, NEH Seminar, June 2015

They “Just Kept on Like a Broken Record”: Black Women’s Employment Challenges in Civil Rights Era Milwaukee, Association for the Study of African American Life and History, September 2014

“Jobs to Fit My People:” Saint Charles Lockett, Ethnic Enterprises, and the Meaning of Economic Justice in 1970s Milwaukee, Business History Conference, Frankfurt, Germany, March 2014

Association of Black Women Historians (ABWH)
Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH)
Organization of American Historians (OAH)
African American Intellectual History Society (AAIHS)
American Historical Association (AHA)