My background is in the digital humanities, musum curation and community outreach. I strive to connect the public with the tools necessary to better understand, preserve and share the history around them. My research interests are varied, but center broadly on 19th century and 20th century United States social and cultural history. While I am best known for my race riot and lynching research, I am particularly interested in community history, southern culture, urban studies and travel & leisure. I am currently working on three research threads. The first is regarding the history of the American road trip, and another is on the intellectual lives of Chicago's Hobohemia. Lastly, I am examining efforts of early Chautauqua leaders to bring Chautauqua to the homes of everyday Americans, from working class laborers to prison inmates.
Graduate Assistant and Junior Professor, History Department, Loyola University Chicago, 2016-2018
Digital Cataloging and Metadata Review, Digital Exhibits, Theodore Roosevelt Digital Library, Summer 2017
Database Development/Project Manager, Digital Innovation Lab, University of North Carolina 2013-2016