RESEARCH, WRITING & PRESENTATIONS

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The Atlas of Southern Memory   presents a prototype for a platform that can enable broader participation in the commemoration process - beyond statues, monuments and plaques.

The Atlas of Southern Memory presents a prototype for a platform that can enable broader participation in the commemoration process - beyond statues, monuments and plaques.

THE PAST IS FEMALE TOO   is a campaign I developed for Sistory.co to highlight women's contributions, often overlooked, to the historical record. A series of posts accompanied the distribution of t-shirts modeled after the popular ones boasting the slogan, "THE FUTURE IS FEMALE."

THE PAST IS FEMALE TOO is a campaign I developed for Sistory.co to highlight women's contributions, often overlooked, to the historical record. A series of posts accompanied the distribution of t-shirts modeled after the popular ones boasting the slogan, "THE FUTURE IS FEMALE."

FORTY YEARS OF FUNKY DRUMMER  In 1970, at the pinnacle of his career, James Brown released the single “Funky Drummer.” The song’s eight-bar drum break, performed by Clyde Stubblefield, may be the most-sampled drum break in all of history, making its way into funk, hip-hop and rap songs over the next several decades. I gathered the data to chart the impact of this classic beat for its fortieth anniversary. 

FORTY YEARS OF FUNKY DRUMMER In 1970, at the pinnacle of his career, James Brown released the single “Funky Drummer.” The song’s eight-bar drum break, performed by Clyde Stubblefield, may be the most-sampled drum break in all of history, making its way into funk, hip-hop and rap songs over the next several decades. I gathered the data to chart the impact of this classic beat for its fortieth anniversary. 

SISTORY   is a history blog and newsletter I run, with great pleasure, with my two sisters. Subscribe to the weekly emails for great stories from the past, plus your fave sitcom gifs, delivered right to your inbox every Friday.

SISTORY is a history blog and newsletter I run, with great pleasure, with my two sisters. Subscribe to the weekly emails for great stories from the past, plus your fave sitcom gifs, delivered right to your inbox every Friday.

PUBLIC MEMORY AND STREET NAMES IN THE SOUTH  The history of the South is anchored by the Civil War and the Civil Rights Movement, two sea-change periods that rocked the region, shaping culture and identity not only through the events of the past but through memorials commemorating those events. How can we evaluate the resonance of these narratives? What  is  the story of the South today? (A precursor to the Atlas of Southern Memory).

PUBLIC MEMORY AND STREET NAMES IN THE SOUTH The history of the South is anchored by the Civil War and the Civil Rights Movement, two sea-change periods that rocked the region, shaping culture and identity not only through the events of the past but through memorials commemorating those events. How can we evaluate the resonance of these narratives? What is the story of the South today? (A precursor to the Atlas of Southern Memory).

NEWS LITERACY, INFORMED CITIZENS & CONSUMER-DRIVEN MEDIA   examines the dire financial straits of American journalism and the shift to a consumer-driven model. I evaluated existing programs and drafted solutions to empower a news-literate public that would demand high-quality journalism - & make reliability, not clicks, the currency of the new media landscape.

NEWS LITERACY, INFORMED CITIZENS & CONSUMER-DRIVEN MEDIA examines the dire financial straits of American journalism and the shift to a consumer-driven model. I evaluated existing programs and drafted solutions to empower a news-literate public that would demand high-quality journalism - & make reliability, not clicks, the currency of the new media landscape.

PUBLIC PROGRAMMING

THE AMERICAN CIVIC COLLABORATION AWARDS,  or  CIVVYS , celebrates civic collaborative efforts at the local, regional and national level. I orchestrated the launch of these annual awards, coordinating program development and project management in addition to digital outreach and event planning.  Read more.

THE AMERICAN CIVIC COLLABORATION AWARDS, or CIVVYS, celebrates civic collaborative efforts at the local, regional and national level. I orchestrated the launch of these annual awards, coordinating program development and project management in addition to digital outreach and event planning. Read more.

STORYTELLING, ARCHIVES AND RESISTANCE - FIVE YEARS OF "OUR MARATHON," THE BOSTON BOMBING DIGITAL ARCHIVE  In an event hosted by Northeastern University's Digital Scholarship Group, faculty, staff, students and members of the community gathered to share reflections on remembering traumatic events and processing grief through collections and digital archives.  Read more.

STORYTELLING, ARCHIVES AND RESISTANCE - FIVE YEARS OF "OUR MARATHON," THE BOSTON BOMBING DIGITAL ARCHIVE In an event hosted by Northeastern University's Digital Scholarship Group, faculty, staff, students and members of the community gathered to share reflections on remembering traumatic events and processing grief through collections and digital archives. Read more.

STATES OF INCARCERATION,    a  national traveling exhibit produced by the Humanities Action Lab, critically examines the history and expansion of incarceration in the United States. I was part of a group of students who created several new panels on the carceral history of Massachusetts, and who facilitated the logistics and promotion of the exhibit.

STATES OF INCARCERATION, a national traveling exhibit produced by the Humanities Action Lab, critically examines the history and expansion of incarceration in the United States. I was part of a group of students who created several new panels on the carceral history of Massachusetts, and who facilitated the logistics and promotion of the exhibit.

“Where is Cambridge From?” Fall Symposium on Immigration, Sanctuary and Identity.  I put together  this public program  for the Cambridge Historical Society, including conducting a listening tour across the city to better understand the subject and what people wanted to know. The event was one of the Society’s most attended of the year.

“Where is Cambridge From?” Fall Symposium on Immigration, Sanctuary and Identity. I put together this public program for the Cambridge Historical Society, including conducting a listening tour across the city to better understand the subject and what people wanted to know. The event was one of the Society’s most attended of the year.

The National Week of Conversation  brings together people all across America - in local communities and online - to get better at talking with each other and bridging divides. In the two years of NWOC, I’ve served on the planning committee, focused on digital outreach strategy and events at the Boston Public Library.

The National Week of Conversation brings together people all across America - in local communities and online - to get better at talking with each other and bridging divides. In the two years of NWOC, I’ve served on the planning committee, focused on digital outreach strategy and events at the Boston Public Library.

A TRANSCRIBE-A-THON FOR FREDERICK DOUGLASS' BIRTHDAY  The Northeastern community  transcribed documents  from the Freedmen’s Bureau Papers, part of a national event organized by the Colored Conventions Project in association with the Smithsonian Transcription Center and the National Museum of African American History and Culture.

A TRANSCRIBE-A-THON FOR FREDERICK DOUGLASS' BIRTHDAY The Northeastern community transcribed documents from the Freedmen’s Bureau Papers, part of a national event organized by the Colored Conventions Project in association with the Smithsonian Transcription Center and the National Museum of African American History and Culture.

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