CURRICULUM VITAE

RESEARCH INTERESTS

United States History; Racial Violence (lynchings); African-American Studies

EDUCATION

MA (2020) – University of Alabama at Birmingham
Master of Arts Program in History – U.S. History, Racial Violence, African-American Studies concentration
Thesis Advisors: Dr. Andrew Baer, Prof. Pamela Sterne King, Dr. Harriet Amos Doss
Masters Thesis Title: The Evolution of Racism Through the Lens of Lynching Rhetoric and Memory

BA (2018) – University of Alabama at Birmingham
Bachelor of Arts Program in English – English, Professional Writing concentration
Honors Thesis Advisor: Dr. Jesse Dunbar
Honors Thesis: Reaping the Whirlwind: How the Press Created Fear to Justify Anti-Black Legislation (1739-1898)

PUBLICATIONS (In Press and Forthcoming)

2020
Head Editor
The Vulcan Historical Review – UAB History Department, The University of Alabama at Birmingham.

2019
“Blood on the Great Seal of Alabama” – Vulcan Historical Review, article, University of Alabama at Birmingham

2017
“The Art of Collaboration” – UAB Memorandum, article, UAB College of Arts and Sciences English Department

2015
“The Immigrant Historian” – Southern Edition, article

AWARDS / GRANTS / HONORS / FELLOWSHIPS

2020
Outstanding Graduate Student Award in History, The University of Alabama at Birmingham

2018 – Present
Jefferson County Memorial Project Fellowship, Equal Justice Initiative / University of Alabama at Birmingham

2019
Phi Alpha Theta
Clinton Jackson and Evelyn Coley Research Award, Alabama Historical Association

2018
Magna Cum Laude (undergraduate)
Departmental Honors Program (English)
Sigma Tau Delta
Alpha Sigma Lambda

2017
Outstanding Professional Writing Student, University of Alabama at Birmingham

2016
Philip’s Scholarship in English, University of Alabama at Birmingham

CONFERENCES / EXPERIENCE

2020
“Et Cetera: Differently-abled Students in the Writing Center,” Southeastern Writing Center Association (SWCA) Conference,  Birmingham, Alabama

2019
Visiting Editor, Vulcan Historical Review, University of Alabama History Department

2019
“Blood on the Great Seal of Alabama,” Alabama Historical Association Annual Meeting, Tuscaloosa, Alabama

EMPLOYMENT
CIVIL SERVICE / ACADEMIC / MANAGEMENT

April 2020 – Present
Analyst / Case Manager, Jefferson County, AL
Community Services & Workplace Development

2017 – April 2020
Graduate Writing Tutor, University Writing Center, University of Alabama at Birmingham

2006 – 2015
Project & Facilities Management, (Fidelity Investments, Gillette World Shaving Headquarters, Fox RPM Corp-Santander Bank), Boston, MA

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