Lecturer, Department of History and Geography, Clemson University, 2021-present.
Post-Doctoral Fellow, Center for Presidential History, Southern Methodist University, 2019-2021.
George Mason University
- PhD, History and Art History (2019)
- Specialties: US History, Digital History, Women’s History.
- Dissertation: “Shaping Up: Physical Culture Initiatives for Women in the United States, 1890-1965”
- Dissertation Committee: Alison Landsberg (Chair), Sharon Leon, Sun-Young Park, Jennifer Ritterhouse
California State University, San Marcos
- MA, History (2013)
- Thesis: “Madame Sylvia of Hollywood and Physical Culture, 1920-1940.” Chair: Dr. Jill Watts.
- BA, History (2011)
Peer Reviewed Publications
Shaping Up: Physical Culture Initiatives for Women, 1880-1965, (book manuscript in progress).
“Mapping the ‘New Gay South:’ Queer Space and Southern Life 1965-1980,“ Southern History Quarterly, with Eric Gonzaba, (forthcoming).
‘‘Mining Mind and Body: Approaches and Considerations for Using Topic Modeling to Identify Discourses in Digitized Publications’’, Journal of Sport History 44, no. 2 (Summer 2017).
Digital History Projects
‘‘Mapping the Gay Guides,'' with Eric Gonzaba.
‘‘Mining Eleanor Roosevelt’s My Day Columns,'' with Joshua Catalano, May 2017.
‘‘Mapping Gymnasiums in Boston,’’ Digital Mapping Project, Fall 2014.
‘‘Twenty Years of RRCHNM History,'' Network Visualization, With Ken Albers, Peter Jones, Lincoln Mullen, Patrick Murray-John, Allison O’Connor, Faolan Cheslack-Postava, and Jannelle Legg, Fall 2014.
Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media 20th Anniversary site, November 2014. Website development, with Jannelle Legg and Anne Ladyem McDivitt.
Co-Project Director, ”Mapping the Gay Guides: Understanding Historical LGBTQ Spaces through Gay Travel Guides.” Humanities Collections and Reference Resources grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities. (2021-2024) $349,894.
Co-Primary Investigator (with Eric Gonzaba) Mapping the Gay Guides. California State University, Fullerton. Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activities Incentive Grant. $14,715.
Review of Governing Bodies: American Politics and the Shaping of the Modern Physique, by Rachel Louise Moran, The Journal of Social History, forthcoming.
Review of Emily S. Rosenberg and Shannon Fitzpatrick, ed., Body and Nation: The Global Realm of U.S. Body Politics in the Twentieth Century in The Journal of Social History, Winter 2015.
Conferences and Presentations
“Mapping the Gay Guides: Using Digital History to Explore LGBTQ Travel Guides, 1965-1980,“ Association for Computing in the Humanities, July 2021.
“Shaping the ’Soft American’: The Presidential Council on Physical Fitness 1955-1963," Tasting Freedom at George W. Bush Presidential Library & Museum, April 2021.
“Mapping the Gay Guides: Using Digital History to Explore LGBTQ Travel Guides, 1965-1980,“ with Eric Gonzaba, Southern Methodist Univeristy, November 2020.
“Mapping the Gay Guides: Understanding Queer Spaces in Pre- and Post-Stonewall America‘,‘ with Eric Gonzaba, DH2020, July 2020. [Cancelled due to COVID-19.]
“Awash in a Sea of Content? Keep Up with the Field Using PressForward,“ with Joshua Catalano and Laura Crossley, Keystone DH, The Pennsylvania State University, July 2018.
‘‘Mining Mind and Body: Approaches and Considerations for Using Topic Modeling to Identify Discourses in Digitized Publications,’’ Doing Sport History in the Digital Present Workshop, Georgia Tech University, May 2016.
‘‘Introduction to PressForward,’’ PressForward Institute, George Mason University, August 2015.
‘‘Using the PressForward Plugin to Create Publications and Build Research Communities,’’ with Amanda Morton, Advancing Research Communities and Scholarship Conference, Philadelphia, April 2015.
‘‘Teaching Graduate Students to Code,’’ contributor to poster session with Dr. Lincoln Mullen, American Historical Association conference, New York, January 2015.
Academic and Research Positions
Producer; The Past, The Promise, The Presidency Podcast: Season 1 Race and the American Legacy; Center for Presidential History, Southern Methodist University, 2020-present. www.pastpromisepresidency.com
Graduate Lecturer; Department of History and Art History, George Mason University, 2018-present.
Graduate Research Assistant; Research Division; Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media, George Mason University, August 2015-2018.
Software Development Manager; PressForward; Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media, George Mason University, August 2016-2018.
Managing Editor; Digital Humanities Now; Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media, George Mason University, August 2016-2018.
Digital History Fellowship; Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media, George Mason University, August 2013-2015.
Producer; Digital Campus Podcast; Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media, George Mason University, August 2013-2015.
Graduate Assistant; Office of Graduate Studies and Research, California State University, San Marcos, August 2011-2013.
Digital and Institutional Review Board Consultant; War at Home and Abroad Digital: A Digital History Archive, Department of History, California State University San Marcos, August 2012-January 2013.
History 1010: United States History to 1877, Clemson University, Fall 2021
History 390: The Digital Past, George Mason University, Summer 2017, Summer 2018, Fall 2018, Spring and Summer 2019.
History 121: U.S. History to 1865, North Virginia Community College, Summer 2018.
History 101: World Civilization to 1500, Teaching Assistant, California State University San Marcos, Spring 2013.
Digital Humanities Workshops
Text Analysis with Voyant Tools, Collections As Data: Hack-to-Learn, Library of Congress, Washington D.C., May 2017.
Text Analysis for Digital Humanists, invited workshop and talk, University of California, Riverside, California, November 2016.
Graffiti Houses: The Civil War from the Perspective of Individual Soldiers; An NEH Landmarks in American History and Culture Workshop for Teachers, Graduate Research Assistant, George Mason University, June and July 2016.
DC History Grad Zotero Workshop, with Jannelle Legg, George Mason University, October 2015.
DH Bridge: Encouraging Computational Thinking and Digital Skills in the Humanities, Coach, Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media, George Mason University, October 2014.
Mentor, Diversity Outreach High School Program, Southern Methodist University, 2019-2020.
Participant, 2019 Mason Core assessment in IT and Computing, George Mason University, Spring 2019.
Other Digital Work
Website redesign, PressForward, January 2018.
Website redesign, Appalachian Trail Histories, January 2016.
Digital Design Consultant, Wearing Gay History: A Digital Archive of Historical LGBTQ T-Shirts, July 2015.
Awards and Honors
Honorable Mention, Garﬁnkel Prize in Digital Humanities for Mapping the Gay Guides, 2020, Digital Humanities Caucus of the American Studies Association.
Emerging Open Scholarship Award for Mapping the Gay Guides, 2021, Canadian Social Knowledge Institute.
Louise and Rudolf Fishel Graduate Fellowship, 2018, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA.
Joseph and Dorothy Censer Fellowship, 2016, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA.
Larry J. Hackman Research Residency, 2016, New York State Archives, Albany, NY.
Provost’s Dissertation Completion Travel Grant, 2016, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA.
Passed Ph.D. Oral Comprehensive Exams with Distinction, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA.
Digital History Fellowship, 2013-2015, Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA
Digital Humanities Summer Institute Tuition Scholarship 2014, 2015, University of Victoria, Victoria, B.C.
Distinguished Master’s Thesis Award, 2013, California State University, San Marcos, Department of History, San Marcos CA.
Teaching and Research Fields
U.S. History, U.S. Women’s and Gender History, History of the Body, Leisure and Recreation in the United States, Women in Medicine, Digital and Digital Public History, and Programming for Humanists.
Languages and Digital Humanities Skills
Web Development Languages: CSS, HTML
Tools: ArcGIS, CartoDB, GitHub, GoogleRefine, MALLET, QGIS
CMS: Omeka, WordPress