Curriculum vitae

February 2018

EDUCATION

The Graduate Center, City University of New York, New York, NY

Ph.D. Student, anticipated completion 2021

Advisor: Professor James Oakes

 

The Graduate Center, City University of New York, New York, NY

Master of Arts in History, 2018

Masters Thesis: “Reinterpreting the Means and Meanings of Non-Enforcement of the 1850 Fugitive Slave Law in the Rural North”

 

Trinity College, Hartford, CT

Bachelor of Arts (with honors) in American Studies, 2016

Magna Cum Laude

Advisor: Professor Scott Gac

EMPLOYMENT

Queens College, City University of New York, Queens, NY

Teaching Fellow, 2017-present

 

PUBLICATIONS

Online Publications

“‘Domestic Insurrections Amongst Us’: A Critical Historiography of Slave Flight in the American Revolution,” Activist History Review, July 2017

“The Dark Side of the American Revolution: A Review of Robert Parkinson’s The Common Cause: Creating Race and Nation in the American Revolution,” GC Advocate Vol. 28 No. 2, pp. 36-39, December 2016

 

GRANTS, FELLOWSHIPS, AND AWARDS

 

External

2017, Pi Gamma Mu Honor Society Scholarship

2017, Colonial Dames of America Fellowship

The Graduate Center, CUNY

2016-2021, Graduate Fellowship

2017, University Fellowship

2016, Conference Presentation Support for Ph.D. Students (Fall)

Trinity College

2016, D.G. Brinton Thompson Prize for Best Thesis in American History

2016, American Studies Prize for Best Thesis

2016, Phi Beta Kappa

2016, Pi Gamma Mu

2016, President’s Fellow in American Studies

2015, Rosamond M. Mancall Prize

 

CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS

Papers Presented

“The Fugitive Slave Crisis and the Politics of Secession,” Society for Historians of the Early American Republic Conference, Cleveland, OH, July 19-22, 2018 (accepted)

“Popular Non-enforcement of the 1850 Fugitive Slave Law in Northern Communities, 1850-1860,” Organization of American Historians Annual Conference, Sacramento, CA, April 12-14, 2018 (accepted)

“‘An Overt Act’: The Fugitive Slave Issue and the Political Discourse on Secession,” CUNY Graduate Center History Program Annual Conference, New York, NY, March 16, 2018 (accepted)

“Non-enforcement of the 1850 Fugitive Slave Law in the Rural North, 1850-1861,” CUNY Graduate Center History Program Annual Conference, New York, NY, March 24, 2017

“‘Every Effort and Sacrifice:’ Reverend James W. C. Pennington and Community Improvement Activism in Hartford’s African American Community, 1840-1841,” Association for the Study of Connecticut History Annual Fall Conference, New Haven, CT, November 5, 2016

Discussant 

Panel Chair, “Interactions and Reactions in Abolition Movements,” CUNY Early American Republic Seminar Graduate Student Annual Conference, New York, NY, May 12, 2017 

Departmental Talks

“Reinterpreting the Means and Meanings of Non-Enforcement of the 1850 Fugitive Slave Law in the Rural North,” CUNY Early American Republic Seminar, New York, NY, April 28, 2017

“I Began to Realize I Had Some Friends: Hardship, Resistance, Cooperation, and Community in Hartford’s African American Community, 1833-1841,” Trinity College American Studies Senior Projects and Senior Thesis Presentations, Hartford, CT, May, 5, 2016

 

TEACHING EXPERIENCE 

Instructor of Record

Queens College, CUNY, 2017-present

  • Introduction to American History, 1607-1865 (2 sections)

Teaching Assistant

Trinity College, 2014-2015

  • Born in Blood: Violence and the Making of America, (1 section)
  • American Slavery in Society and Culture, (1 section)

 

RESEARCH EXPERIENCE

Research Assistant for Professor James Oakes, The Graduate Center, CUNY, 2016-2017

Research Assistant for Professor Scott Gac, Trinity College, 2014-2015

Researcher, Norwalk Historical Society, Norwalk, CT, 2014

 

PROFESSIONAL SERVICE

The Graduate Center, CUNY

Co-Chair, Early American Republic Seminar, 2017-2018

Co-Chair (elected), Election Committee, 2017-2018

Trinity College

Writing Center Tutor, 2014-2016

Student Admissions Associate, 2015-2016

Editor, The Trinity Papers, 2016

 

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture

Organization of American Historians

CUNY Early American Republic Seminar

Professional Staff Congress/CUNY

Phi Beta Kappa

Pi Gamma Mu Honor Society

 

LANGUAGES

Proficient in Reading Spanish

 

REFERENCES

Available Upon Request