Historian of African-American, Southern, and political history.
I’m a Ph.D. student in history at the University of Virginia. I study the African-American experience in the 20th century American South. As a child, I was enraptured and regaled by my grandparents’ far-ranging stories about growing up in the South. And since childhood, I’ve sought to tell my own stories—first as the author of A Flashlight for Kevin in elementary school, later as a marketing professional, and today as a historian.
I have presented my research at The University of Alabama Graduate History Association Conference on Power and Struggle, the annual meeting of the Association for the Study of African American Life and History, and the Urban History Association Biennial Conference.
In addition to a career in academia, I am interested in public history and museum management. I have held internships with the White House Historical Association and the historic 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama.