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CURRENT POSITION

2019-present, Assistant Teaching Professor of History and Affiliated Assistant Professor of Africana Studies (starting 2021) (NTT), Simmons University (formerly Simmons College), Boston, MA

Courses Taught:

BOS 101: The World of Phillis Wheatley (First-Year Writing Course)
CS 224: Data Visualization
HIST 100: World History to 1450
HIST 101: World History Since 1500
HIST 140: Early American History
HIST 211: Medicine and the African American Experience
HIST 213: Race and Ethnicity
HIST 253: Introduction to Public History/Slavery and Public History
HIST 371/571: Special Topics: Comparative Slavery
HIST 371/571: Special Topics: Digital Humanities
HIST 371/571: Special Topics: Black Revolutionaries in the Atlantic World
HIST 455A: Master’s Thesis Seminar

EDUCATION

2012

Ph.D. & M.A., University of New Hampshire Atlantic History, African American History, and African Diaspora

18 additional graduate credit hours of college pedagogy coursework, including writing across the curriculum.

2005

M.A. (History) & M.S. (Archives), Simmons University

2000

B.A. (Dept. Hons.), Simmons University (formerly Simmons College)

Employment (Selected)
2019- Assistant Teaching Professor of History, Affiliate Assistant Professor of Africana Studies, Affiliate Assistant Professor, Critical Race and Gender Studies Program, Simmons University, Boston
2019-2020 Faculty Fellow for Community Engagement
2018-2019 Lecturer, Simmons University, Boston
2017-present Affiliated Assistant Professor, Women’s Studies, University of New Hampshire, Durham
2017-2018 Simmons College, Boston (Adjunct)
2015-2017 University of New Hampshire, Manchester (Adjunct/Public History Project Coordinator)
2012-2015 University of New Hampshire, Manchester (Adjunct)
2014-2015 Emmanuel College, Boston (Adjunct)
2011-2013 Granite State College, Concord, NH (PT Lecturer)
2011-2013 Southern New Hampshire University (Online Instructor)
2007-2009 University of New Hampshire, Durham (Instructor)
2005-2007 University of New Hampshire, Durham (Teaching Assistant)

PUBLICATIONS

 

Books

Entangled Spaces, Entangled Places: Black Antislavery Politics and the Geographic Imaginaries of the British Atlantic World (Under Review)

The Select Papers of James Ramsay (Under Contract: University of Georgia Press)

Imagining George Whitefield: Race, Revivalism, and the Making of a Religious Icon. (Jackson: University Press of Mississippi, 2015; paperback Nov. 2016).

Articles

Invited Essay, “Slavery, Race, and the Contours of Belonging in the Atlantic World,” Reviews in American History, 48 (June 2020): 211-215.

“Plotting Piety: Religious Spaces and the Mapping of George Whitefield’s World,” Wesley and Methodist Studies, 8:2 (June 2016): 120-134

Essays and Chapters

Invited Essay: “Methodists and Methodism,” Travis Burnham, ed, Oxford Biographies in Atlantic History (NY: Oxford University Press, In Progress).

Invited Essay: “The Expansion of the Atlantic Slave Trade,” in Kristalyn Marie Shefveland, ed, The Great Upheaval: War, Migration, and Transformation in Early Modern America, 1675-1725 (in progress)

Invited Essay: “Teaching Difficult Histories in a Time of Disruption: Race, Digital Pedagogy and Remote Learning During COVID-19,” in Jessica Michels, ed, Higher Ed Amid the COVID-19 Pandemic: Teaching and Supporting Learning through Turbulent Times (Forthcoming: Rutgers University Press, Oct. 2022)

Invited Essay: “Geospatial Technology in Mapping Black Thought in the Age of Revolution,” in Mark Boonshaft, Nora Slominsky, and Benjamin Wrights, ed, Age of Revolutions in the Digital Age (Under Contract: Cornell University Press)

“George Whitefield,” Travis Burnham, ed, Oxford Biographies in Atlantic History (NY: Oxford University Press, 2017).

“The Evolution of the Franco-American Alliance and France’s Military Contribution.” Christos Frentzos and Antonio Thompson, eds, The Routledge Handbook of U.S. Diplomatic and Military History, Colonial Period to 1877. New York: Routledge, 2014).

“Freeborn Americans: the Rise of the Urban Wage Earner in the Early Republic, 1788-1830.” Andrew Frank, ed, The Early Republic: People and Perspectives. New York: ABC- CLIO, 2008).

Web Publications

 

2021 Nov

Gamifying Historical Events, Black Perspectives

2021 Apr

The MOVE Bombing and the Callous Handling of Black Remains, Black Perspectives

2021 Apr

Reparations is Resistance, Public Books

2021 Mar

Race, Digital Humanities, and the New Technological Frontier, Black Perspectives

2021 Jan

Unsilencing the Past in Bridgerton 2020: A Roundtable with Mira Assaf Kafantaris, Ambereen Dadabhoy, Alyssa Goldstein Sepinwall, Jessica Parr, and Kerry Sinanan, on Medium.

2019 Sept

Ownership and Access: The Ebony and Jet Magzine Archive, Black Perspectives

2019 Jun

Data Management for #VastEarlyAmerica, Octoblog, Omohundro Institute

2019 Apr

Data Management for Historians, Omohundro Institute

2019 Jan

Fugitive Slaves and the Quest for Freedom, Black Perspectives

2018 Nov

Reading the Black Atlantic, Black Perspectives 

2018 Sept

Slavery, Family Separation, and the Case of John Weems, Black Perspectives

2018 Aug

Interview with Randy Browne: Surviving Slavery, The Junto

2018 Apr

Community, Gender, and the Law in Anti-Segregation Resistance, Black Perspectives 

2018 Apr

The Compensated Emancipation Act of 1862, We’re History

2018 Mar

Race, Economics, and the Persistence of Slavery, Black Perspectives

2017 Oct

Black Mobility, The Law, and Freedom, Black Perspectives

2017 Jul

The Research Notebook, The Junto: A Group Blog on Early American History

2016 Aug

Doing Digital History, a Recap, The Junto: A Group Blog on Early American History

2016 May

Research in London. The Junto: A Group Blog on Early American History

2016 Feb

Promoting Your Book, The Junto: A Group Blog on Early American History

2015 Nov

History and the Seeds of Memory: Reflections on Ric Burns’s The Pilgrims, The Junto: A Group Blog on Early American History

2015 Aug

Narrative, Bibliography, and Hagiography: Reflections on Some Challenges in Microhistory, The Junto: A Group Blog on Early American History

2015 Aug

The Origins of the American Revolution: Religion, The Junto: A Group Blog on Early American History

2015 Jul

Digital Pedagogy Roundtable, Pt. 2: Pitching Classes for Non-Majors, The Junto: A Group Blog on Early American History

2015 Jul

Teaching Trauma: Narrative and the Use of Graphic Novels in Discussing Difficult Pasts, The Junto: A Group Blog on Early American History

2015 Jul

Making the Most of Your Time in the Archives: Research Technology, The Junto: A Group Blog on Early American History

2015 Jun

“George Whitefield, a Revolutionary Hero?,” History News Network

2015 Jun

On Remembrance and Resurrection: Commemorating Portsmouth’s (NH) African Burying Ground, The Junto: A Group Blog on Early American History

2015 Jun

Searching for an American Divine, The Christian Century

2015 May

Everyone is Orthodox to Himself: George Whitefield and the Limits of Lockean Toleration, British and Irish Studies Intelligencer, North American Conference on British Studies

2015 Apr

Recap: So Sudden An Alteration Conference, The Junto: A Group Blog on Early American History

2015 Mar

God’s Tender Mercies: Redemptive Language, Print Culture, and Universal Salvation in Early Black Consciousness, True Yankees Blog Spot

2015 Jan

Archives, Representativeness, and the Inner Life of Slaves, The Junto: A Group Blog on Early American History

2014 Dec

A Junto Birthday Party: Whitefield at 300, a Roundtable with Thomas Kidd, The Junto: A Group Blog on Early American History

2014 Nov

Skype in the Classroom: Applications for the History Classroom

2014 Nov

Creating a Public History Program: The Junto: A Group Blog on Early American History

2014 Oct

Guest Post: Reclaiming a Buried Past: Slavery, Memory, Public History, and Portsmouth’s African Burying Ground, The Junto: A Group Blog on Early American History

2014 Jul

Guest Post: George Whitefield at 300 Conference Recap, The Junto: A Group Blog on Early American History

Encyclopedia Entries

“Eulogies,” “Mourning,” Traveling Preachers,” and “Religious Services in Military Camps,” Lisa Tendrich Frank, ed, Encyclopedia of the American Civil War. (New York” ABC- Clio, July 2015).

“Samuel Gridley Howe,” and “The Life and Times of Frederick Douglass.” Paul Finkelman and L. Diane Barnes, eds., Encyclopedia of African American History: From the Colonial Period through the Age of Frederick Douglass. Vol. 2. (New York: Oxford University Press, 2006).

Book Reviews


Review of “Blackhaven,” Journal of American History (forthcoming)

Review of Gabrielle Foreman, Jim Casey, and Sarah Lynn Patterson, The Colored Conventions Movement: Black Organizing in the Nineteenth Century. Chapel Hill. The Journal of African American History (forthcoming)

Review of Geordan Hammond and David Ceri Jones, eds. George Whitefield: Life, Context, and Legacy. Church History and Religious Culture, Vol. 97, No. 3/4 (2017): 523-525.

Review of Ignacio Gallup-Diaz, Andrew Shankman, and David J. Silverman, eds. Anglicizing America: Empire, Revolution, Republic. Journal of Southern History, 82:2 (May 2016): 397-399

Review of Michael Guasco, Slaves and Englishmen: Human Bondage in the Early Modern Atlantic World. The Historian. (forthcoming)

Review Essay, Native Apostles: Black and Indian Missionaries in the British Atlantic World and English Letters and Indian Literacies: Reading, Writing, and New England Missionary Schools, 1750-1830. William and Mary Quarterly, 3rd Ser., 71, no. 3 (Oct. 2014): 645-649.

Review of Creole Indigeneity: Between Myth and Nation in the Caribbean, by Shona N. Jackson. Interventions: International Journal of Postcolonial Studies, 16, no. 3 (2014)

Review of Thomas Paine: Enlightenment, Revolutions, and the Birth of Modern Nations, by Craig T. Nelson, NEHA News, 35, no. 2 (October 2009)

Review of Freedom’s Empire; Race and the Rise of the Novel in Atlantic Modernity, 1640- 1940, by Laura Boyle. Atlantic Studies: Literary, Cultural, and Historical Perspectives, 6, no. 2 (Winter 2009)

Review Essay, Saltwater Slavery: a Middle Passage from Africa to American Diaspora, by Stephanie Smallwood and An African Republic: Black and White Virginians in the Making of Liberia, by Marie Tyler-McGraw. Journal of the Early Republic, 29, no. 1 (Spring 2009): 193-186

 

FELLOWSHIPS, GRANTS, & AWARDS

2021

Member, Colonial Society of Massachusetts

2021

Open Publishing Award, Coko Foundation, as part of The Programming Historian project team.

2020

Faculty Development Grant, Simmons University

2020

Hazel Dick Leonard Fellow, Simmons University

2020

New York Public Library Short-Term Fellowship to the Schomberg Center for Black Culture

2020

Open Scholar Award, Canadian Social Knowledge Institute, as part of The Programming Historian project team.

2020

Faculty Development Grant, Simmons University

2019

Ifill Faculty Grant, Simmons University

2019

Scholarship, DHSI 2020 Institute, Modelling Virtual (and Augmented) Realities

2019

Asociación de Humanidades Digitales Hispánicas, Programming Historian en Español, as part of The Programming Historian project team.

2019

UGSFSC Fellowship, Simmons University

2019

Faculty Fellow in Community Engagement, Simmons University

2019

Archie K. Davis Fellowship, North Caroliniana Society, Wilson Special Collections Library, University of North Carolina

2019

Florence Bell Scholar Award, Methodist Archives, Drew University

2018

Travel Grant, North American Council for British Studies

2018

SURE Fellowship, Simmons University (fall 2018 semester).

2018

Publication Grant, American Association of University Women (alternate)

2018

National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Institute, Slavery and the Constitution

2018

2017 Digital Humanities Award; as part of The Programming Historian’s Editorial Team

2016

American Congregational Association Fellowship, Boston Athenaeum/Congregational Library

2016

National Endowment for the Humanities, Doing Digital History Institute

2015

Fellow, Royal Historical Society

2015

Travel Scholarship, Congregational Library, Boston, MA

2015

John Hope Franklin Grant, John Hope Franklin Research Center, Duke University

2011

Annette K. Baxter Grant, American Studies Association 

2010

Gunst-Wilcox Research Grant. Department of History. University of New Hampshire

2009-2010

Visiting Researcher, Phillips Library, Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, MA

2009

Gunst-Wilcox Research Grant, Department of History, University of New Hampshire 

2009

Washington College Fellowship in Early American History, Boston Athenaeum

2009

Helen Watson Buckner Fellowship, John Carter Library, Brown University [Declined]

2009

Gilder Lehrman Short-Term Fellowship, New-York Historical Society

2008

Paul Cuffe Memorial Fellowship, Munson Institute of Mystic Seaport

2008

Steelman Fellowship, Department of History, University of New Hampshire

2006

Phi Alpha Theta, Psi Pi Chapter, University of New Hampshire

2005-2009

Teaching Assistantship, Department of History, University of New Hampshire

2005

Research Assistantship, Simmons School of Information Science

2005

Research Assistantship, Simmons College Graduate School of Arts and Sciences

PRESENTATIONS & WORKSHOPS (Selected)

 

May 2022

Invited Paper: Slavery and Natural Law in the British Atlantic: A Textual Analysis of Racialized Language in Early Modern Discourse, Institute of Historical Research/University College of London, May 2022 

Mar. 2022

Invited Workshop: Geospatial Digital Humanities Methods for Reading Against the Archives, Cambridge Data School, Centre for Research in the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom, 8-11 Mar 2022

Sept. 2021

Invited Talk: The Programming Historian as Pedagogical Tool, Center for Urban History, Lviv Interactive, Lviv, Ukraine (virtual), 29 Sept 2021. With Nabeel Siddiqui

Jul.  2021

Invited Participant: Word Vectors Institute, Northeastern University Digital Scholarship Group [Postponed from Jul. 2020]

Jun. 2021

Invited Workshop: Getting Started with Palladio, Omohundro Institute Conference, 18-20 Jun, College of William and Mary [Postponed from Jun. 2020]

Jun. 2021

Roundtable on Visualizing Slavery in Vast Early America, Omohundro Institute Conference, 18-20 Jun, College of William and Mary [Postponed from Jun. 2020]

May 2021

Fellowship Talk: “Landscapes of Print: a Spatial Analysis of Black Intellectual Culture, 1735-1860,” Hazel Dick Leonard Seminar, Simmons University, 2 May.

Apr. 2021

“The Programming Historian: A Global Case Study in Multilingual Open Access and DH Tutelage/Instruction,” Global Digital Humanities Symposium at Michigan State University, with Jennifer Isasi (Pennsylvania State University), Sarah Melton (Boston College), Brandon Walsh (University of Virginia), Riva Quiroga (Universidad Catolica de Chile), Sofia Papastamkou (Université de Lillé), Daniel Alves (Universidade Nova de Lisboa), and Nabeel Siddiqui (Susquehanna University). 12-15 Apr.

Apr. 2021

Plenary Chair: Writing the Book Proposal, spring virtual conference of the New England Historical Association. 10 Apr.

Mar. 2021

Invited Talk: Final Plenary: Multilingual and Decolonial DH and Cultural Heritage, Cambridge Data School, Centre for Research in the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom, 30 Mar.

Mar. 2021

“’Challenges for Digital Literacy in the Humanities: The Open, Community-Based and Multilinguistic Approach of The Programming Historian,” NewsEye International Conference, with Sofia Papastamkou (Université de Lillé) and Riva Quiroga (Universidad Catolica de Chile), 17 Mar.

Feb. 2021

Invited Talk: Entangled Spaces, Entangled Places: Early Black Intellectuals and the Structures of Slavery in the Anglo-American Atlantic World, c. 1760-1804,” American History Seminar, University of Edinburgh, 25 Feb

Feb. 2021

Omohundro Early American History and Culture Writing Workshop (virtual, Feb-Apr).

Jan. 2021

Roundtable: Teaching and Supporting Disciplinary Learning at Liberal Arts Colleges amid the COVID-19 Pandemic,” American Association of Colleges and Univerities, annual meeting, 21-23 Jan.

Oct 2020

Digitizing Incarceration: a Database of Unfreedoms, fall meeting of the New England Historical Association, 17 Oct.

Sept 2020

Invited Paper, “The Geographies of Emancipation: The Limitations of Geospatial Technology in Mapping Black Thought,” The Age of Revolutions in a Digital Age Conference, Thomas Paine Studies Institute, Iona College, 13-14 May. [Remote, via Zoom]

Jul 2020

4th Annual SHEAR Second Book-Writer’s Workshop, 16 Jul [Remote, via Zoom]

May 2020

Invited Speaker, “Silent Disco Digital History Workshop,” University of Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom, 18 May (Remote, via Zoom)

Mar 2020

Invited Participant, “Virtual Roundtable Race and Gender,” Samuel DeWitt Proctor Institute for Leadership, Equity, and Justice, Rutgers University Graduate School of Education 

Dec. 2019

Invited Participant, CUE.Next Workshop, Washington, D.C., 5-6 Dec.

Nov. 2019

Invited Paper: “Writing to and From the Revolution: Black Republicanism and the Failures of the American Revolution, 1775-1820,” Oxford Early American Republic Seminar, Rothermere American Institute, Oxford University, United Kingdom, 6 Nov.

Oct. 2019

Invited Participant: Slavery in the Classroom, fall 2019 meeting of the New England Historical Association, Roger Williams University, RI 

Oct. 2019

Plenary: “Digitizing Incarceration: a Database of Unfreedoms,” Lapidus Center Slavery Conference, New York, NY, with Amber Stubbs

Jun. 2019

Invited Presenter: Data Management Plans for Historians, Omohundro Institute Annual Conference, Pittsburgh, PA.

Jun. 2019

Invited Presenter, with Amber Stubbs: Applied Programming Interfaces for the Social Sciences, Social Science Librarians Boot Camp, Tufts University.

Apr. 2019

“Recovering a Fragmented Past: Geospatial Technology in Mapping Black Thought, 1760-1860,” spring 2019 meeting of the New England Historical Association, University of Southern Maine.

Jan. 2019

To Drink Samaria’s Flood: Redemption Narratives and the Creation of Black Theo-Political Spaces in the Early Modern British Atlantic,” American Society of Church Historians, Chicago, IL.

Oct. 2018

Invited Participant: “A Great White Hope?: Cotton, Colonialism, and Catechism in Anglo-American Visions of West Africa,” Altruism and its Discontents Workshop, North American Conference on British Studies, Providence, RI

Oct. 2018

Co-organizer and Panelist, “Teaching Students to Distinguish Real From ‘Fake:’ Fostering Information Literacy & Critical Thinking Regarding Online Media,” Center for Excellence in Teaching, Simmons University.

May 2018

Invited Workshop: Planning Digital Initiatives for Small Libraries and Museums, York Community College, ME.

Mar. 2018

“Land of Promise: Respectability Politics in Alexander Crummell’s Liberia,” Boston College Biennial Conference on the History of Religion, Boston College; panel organizer.

Mar. 2018

“Land of Promise: Black Missionaries, Africa, and Respectability Politics in the Geography of Emancipation,” African American Intellectual History Society, Brandeis University; panel organizer.

Feb. 2018

Invited Talk: HistoryMakers as Leaders, Higher Education Board Advisory Meeting, NYC

Feb. 2018

Invited Workshop: Digital Public History and Pedagogy, American Studies Department, Yale University

Nov. 2017

Digital Programs and Preservation, York Community College, ME

Oct. 2017

 

Apr. 2017

Critical Cartography Across Digital Libraries, Conference of the Digital Library Federation, Pittsburgh, PA.

 

Respondent: Panel: “Ethnic and Religious Struggles in Early New England,” New England Historical Association, Salem State University (MA).

Apr. 2017

Digital History Workshops: Claiming Your Digital Identity/Networking with Social Media, New England Historical Association, Salem State University (MA).

Apr. 2017

Mar. 2017

Dec. 2016

“Let Us Not Sell Our Birthrights: Mapping Black Theo-Political Thought During the American Revolution,” annual meeting of the Organization of American Historians; Sponsored by the Society of United States Intellectual History; panel co-organizer.

 

Co-Organizer with Ella K. Howard: THATCamp New England 2017, Wentworth Institute of Technology. Workshop focused on digital pedagogy.


Invited Paper: “Origins of a Cultural Matrix,” Yale Early American History Seminar

Nov. 2016

Book Talk: Inventing George Whitefield: Race, Revivalism and the Making of a Religious Icon. Simmons College.

Oct. 2016

Oct. 2016

Workshop: Intro. To Digital History Pedagogy, fall meeting of the New England Historical Association Fellowship Talk: Let Us Not Sell Our Birthrights, Boston Athenaeum

Apr. 2016

Respondent: “The Citadel Itself: American Protestant Defense of the Sanctity of the Mind, 1820-1870,” Boston Historians of American Religions Seminar, Boston University.

Apr. 2016

Book Talk: Inventing George Whitefield: Race, Revivalism, and the Making of a Religious Icon. Congregational Library (Boston, MA). 12 April 2016.

Apr. 2016

Respondent: “Race Matters.” Spring Meeting of the New England Historical Association, Middlebury College.

Mar. 2016

Race and Repentance: the Evolution of Black Theo-Political Thought, 1760-1820, Boston Historians of American Religions Seminar, Boston University.

Jan. 2016

Respondent: “George Washington and the Rules of Tolerance,” Boston   Historians of American Religions Seminar, Boston University.

Jan. 2016

“Religion and Social Networks, 1680-1765,” Annual Meeting of the American Historical Association. Co-sponsored by the American Society for Church History and the North American Council for British Studies

Nov. 2015

Book Talk: Inventing George Whitefield: Race, Revivalism, and the Making of a Religious Icon. Portsmouth Athenaeum (NH).

Nov. 2015

Invited Paper: Dispensations of Providence: the Evolution of New England’s Religious Social Networks, 1640-1775,” presented at the Omohundro Institute for Early American History and Culture, College of William and Mary.

Dec. 2014

“Plotting Piety: Mapping the World of George Whitefield,” Boston Historians of American Religions Seminar, Boston University.

Jun. 2014

Invited Paper: “Plotting Piety: Mapping George Whitefield and History Contemporaries.” George Whitefield at 300: An International Tercentenary Conference, Pembroke College, Oxford University, England.

Apr. 2014

Commentator: “Eighteenth-Century New England.” Spring conference of the New England Historical Association, Springfield College, MA.

Apr.. 2013

“’Twas Mercy Brought Me from my Pagan Land:’ Religion and Racial Hierarchies in the Black Atlantic.” Annual Meeting of the American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies, Cleveland, OH

Feb. 2013

“Colonial George and the Evolution of George Whitefield’s Pro-Slavery Thought.” Biennial Meeting of the Society of Early Americanists, Savannah, GA; also served as panel co-organizer.

Oct. 2012

Chair and Commentator: “Religious Controversies.” Fall conference of the New 

England Historical Association, Merrimack College, North Andover, MA

Apr. 2012

“‘Only Dire Necessity Could Drive Me to it:’ Henry Laurens and the Problem of 

Slavery in Revolutionary South Carolina.” Annual Meeting of the Organization of American Historians, Milwaukee, WI.

Oct. 2011

“‘…Under God, the Province will Flourish:’ the Role of Colonial Georgia in the 

Transformation of George Whitefield.” Annual Meeting of the American Studies 

Association, Baltimore, MD; also served as panel co-organizer

Nov. 2010

“‘Baptism of Slaves Doth not Exempt them from Bondage:’ the Conversion of Slaves in Colonial Virginia.” Second Biennial Conference on Race, Monmouth University, West Long Branch, NJ; also served as panel organizer

May 2010

“On the Margins of Empire: the Specter of Black Mobility in the Age of Reason.” 

Graduate Forum at the Colonial Society of Massachusetts, Boston, MA

Apr. 2010

Oct. 2008

Fellowship Talk: “‘…and Grace Invites him to Assert His Freedom:’ Charles-Town as a  Spiritual Epicenter to the Specter of Black Mobility.” Boston Athenaeum.

 

“Patriot or Pilferer?: Privateers and the Bounds of Republican Virtue in Revolutionary Massachusetts”

UNIVERSITY SERVICE

Critical Race and Gender Studies Program Capstone Course Committee, Simmons University, fall 2021
Critical Race and Gender Studies Program First Year Course Committee, Simmons University, spring 2021
Critical Race and Gender Studies Program Advisory Committee, Simmons University, 2021-present
Faculty Advisor, and Founding Faculty Phi Alpha Theta, Alpha Psi-Pi Chapter, Simmons University, 2019-
Simmons University Digital Scholarship Working Group (Founding Member), 2019-
Community Engagement Advisory Board, 2019-2021
Africana Studies Advisory Board, 2019-
Faculty Advisor, K-Pop and Drama Club, Simmons University, 2018-2019
Diversity & Inclusion Committee, University of New Hampshire at Manchester, 2016-2017
Graduate Committee, University of New Hampshire at Durham, 2007-2008

Digital and Public History

 

Digital History Professional Development:

2020    Teaching with Data Science Webinar, Bit Project, University of California at Berkeley Experiences

2020 Word Vectors for the Thoughtful Humanist, Women Writers Workshop, Northeastern University (postponed to June 2021)

2020 Modelling Virtual (and Augmented) Realities, DHSI, University of Victoria (postponed to June 2022)

2019 Edward Tufte Course on Presenting Data and Information, Boston, MA.

2019 ARL/CNI Digital Scholarship Planning Workshop, Northeastern University

2018 Building D3 with Legos, Northeastern University

2016 Geospatial Workshop, GIS Lab, University of New Hampshire

2016 Doing Digital History Institute Workshop, National Endowment for the Humanities 

2016 TEI Workshop, THISCamp, Omohundro Institute Annual Conference

2014 Digital Stewardship, Simmons College School of Information Science (course audit)

Exhibits and Projects

2020- Collaborator, 3D Black Boston: Black Activism to the Eve of the Civil War, Northeastern University, with Jessica Linker, Angel David Nieves, and Kabria Baumgartner

2020- Collaborator, The Civil War and the Fight for the Soul of America (Documentary), with Keri Leigh Merrit and Rhae Lynn Barnes

2020 Digital Preservation Tutorial, Omohundro Institute, College of William and Mary

2019-Present Co-PI, with Amber Stubbs, Digitizing Incarceration: a Database of UnfreedomsSimmons University

A searchable digital archive of eighteenth and nineteenth-century court records from slave jails in the United States.

2018-2019 Data Management Plans for the History Profession, Omohundro Institute, College of William and Mary

2017-2018 Scholar/Consultant, NEH Advancing the Digital Humanities Grant, “Go Local:  Building Capacity for Public History in York County, Maine” Support for a collaboration between York County Community College and small  libraries and museums in Maine to build up their digital collections, exhibits, and public engagement.

2017- Global Team Lead, The Programming Historian (Editor, 2017-2019; Managing Editor, 2017-2018).

Guide peer-reviewed proposals for teaching computer programming and digital research to humanities scholars through the submission and review process. Collective decision making responsibilities for the peer-reviewed, prize-winning, and multilingual journal. As managing editor, I helped recruit 6 new women editors, including the French language team.

2016-2017 Place Project Assistant, University of New Hampshire at Durham

Duties: Worked on a $1.3 million IMLS grant to build a geoportal. Prepared digital objects for ingest, produce and encode metadata. Researched and identified n ewtechnologies for the project. Developed digital workflows. Wrote training guides and train collaborators in new technology. Communicated with stakeholders on an interdisciplinary team. Creation of linked data. Co-author of Toolkit website in Bootstrap.

2017-2019 Historian and Project Archivist, iDocumentary: Teulu, Familyar, Family: Along the Fall Line Road

Part of an interdisciplinary and transnational team in the production of an interactive documentary following the forced migration of three early settler families, and slaves of the same surname. Entailed a mixture of archival and genealogical research, and DNA studies. Performed research and served as a technical advisor. Supervised graduate student research assistants in the United States.

2004 Online Exhibit Curator: “Frank Palmer Sphere: Educational Visionary.” Northeastern University Archives and Special Collections Department [http://www.lib.neu.edu/archives/Speare]

2004 Online Exhibit Curator [with Natalia Garza, Michelle Light, and Molly Overholt]: “We Raise Our Voices: Celebrating Activism for Equality and Pride in Boston’s African-American, Feminist, Gay and Lesbian, and Latino Communities.” Northeastern University Archives and Special Collections Department [http://www.lib.neu.edu/archives/voices/] (also resulted in a physical exhibit)

2000 Assisted with “Pilgrims, Patriots, and Products.” Historic New England

Public History/Archives Experience

2013-2017 Project Manager/Adjunct for Public History Minor, University of New Hampshire at Manchester.

Duties: Co-developed UNHM’s public history minor. Project management and curriculum development for the program. Created digital humanities infrastructure and trained students in their use. Serve as a liaison to other academic programs and offices, as well as community partners. Supervised student workers. Ran the program’s Facebook page. [History BA program closed, fall 2017]

2005 Archives Assistant, Institute Archives, Massachusetts Institute of 
Technology, Cambridge, MA.

Duties: Preliminary stabilization of new collections. Creation of processing plans. Preservation work on previously accessioned collections, including media collections. Assisted with the records management program. Participated in records management functions.

2004 Library Assistant, Horticultural Library of the Arnold Arboretum
of
Harvard University, Jamaica Plain, MA 2002-2003; Intern.

Duties: Created the repository’s preservation plan. Processed manuscript collections. Updated finding aids and converted them to EAD. Creation and revision of collection-level MARC records in AACR2 for Aleph. Responded to research queries.

2003   Processing Assistant, Francis A. Countway Library of Medicine
 of
Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA

Duties: Processed a small manuscript collection. Preservation and cataloging of a historical photograph collection documenting women in medicine.

2001-2004 Archives Assistant, Archives and Special Collections,
 Northeastern
 University

Duties: Supervised the reading room. Responded to reference requests. Processed manuscript and archival collections as well as institutional records. Participated in records management functions. Co-wrote an EAD template, CSS stylesheet, and converted finding aids to EAD.  Created online exhibits. Digitized archival materials.

2002-2004 Tour Guide, William Hickling Prescott House, Boston, MA [seasonal]

Duties: Led history tours of a federalist mansion in Boston. Supervised a ticket office worker.

2000-2001 Library and Archives Assistant, Historic New England, 2000-2001

Duties: Coordinated image use requests and wrote licensing agreements. Responded to reference queries. Assisted with the cataloging and digitization of photographs, negatives (glass included), and transparencies. Created a database for the photograph collections. Worked on exhibits. Received collections handling training. 

2000 Facing History and Ourselves, Brookline, MA [intern]

Duties: Assisted with curriculum development. Undertook image research and transcribed interviews for a classroom manual.

GENERAL LECTURES

Old South Presbyterian Church, Newburyport, MA.
Civil War Roundtable, Lynn, MA

SERVICE TO THE PROFESSION

2021-2022       President, New England Historical Association
2020-2021       Vice President and Program Chair, New England Historical
                          Association
2018-2019       Faculty Advisory Board, The HistoryMakers Oral History                                    Board
2017-present  Contributor, AAIHS/Black Perspectives 
                         
[https://www.aaihs.org/black-perspectives/]
2019-present   Team Lead, Global Development Team, The Programming
                           Historian
 
2017-2018        Managing Editor, The Programming Historian
2017-2020        Editor, The Programming Historian
2016-2018        Executive Board, New England Historical Association
2014-2019        Contributor, The Junto: a Group Blog on Early American
                           History
[earlyamericanists.com]
2013-2019        List Editor, H-Atlantic
2011-2014         Contributing Historian, More than a MAPP
                           [http://morethanamapp.org/]

Peer Review

Harriet Tubman Prize Readers Committee, Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture (2021)
Grants: National Historic Preservation and Records Committee Program (2017 & 2020)
Journal Articles: Religions, Wesley and Methodist Studies, Journal of Religious History, Early American Studies, Prose Studies
Manuscript Proposal: Pickering and Chatto (2017), Army University Press (2021), Bloomsbury Press (2021)
Textbook: Oxford University Press
Conferences: Association for Computing and the Humanities (2020), DH2020, Global DH Symposium (2021)

MEDIA APPEARANCES & INTERVIEWS

Interview with Max Larkin for WBUR Edify, “Separated By A Screen? Advice for the Online Teaching Admit the Coronavirus Outbreak,” 11 March 2020 

Book Interview, New Books in History Network, with Franklin Rausch, 22 February 2016

Book Interview, The Historians Podcast with Bob Cudmore, 19 July 2015

Book Interview, Ben Franklin’s World with Liz Covart, Episode 25, April 2015.

LANGUAGES

Reading: French, German, Spanish

Translation Experience: French, German, Spanish, Dutch, and Welsh

SKILLS

Zotero, Endnote, Voyager, Millennium, Winnebago, Aleph, Microsoft Office Suite, QGIS and ArcGIS (beginner), StoryMaps (ArcGIS), KnightLab tools suite, Abbyy, OCR, Omeka, Carto, CurateScape, Bootstrap, Scalar, WordPress, Audacity, Twitter, Facebook, EAD, Dublin Core, JHOVE, MarcEdit, OpenRefinery, MARC, AARC2, TEI, METS, NISO, ISO 19115, and FGDC.  Experience writing code in XML, CSS, HTML, D3, and experience editing PhP, JavaScript, and Markdown. Learning Python and R-Language. Familiarity with Github, Fedora, Hydra Project, DigiTool, and linked data. Experience with controlled vocabularies, including IMT, LCNAF, AAT, GNS, TGM-I & II, and AAT.