Curriculum Vitae


Duke University
PhD in History 2017
Dissertation: “Claiming and Belonging in the Early National Period: Re-Thinking Violence, Rights, and Republican Ideology in New York City, 1785-1827
Committee: Laura Edwards (adviser), Thavolia Glymph, David Barry Gaspar, Philip Stern, Adriane Lentz-Smith

Duke University
M.A. in History 2014

Coastal Carolina University
B.A. in History 2009
Summa cum laude
Senior Thesis: “’Enlightened’ Slavery: The Evolution of South Carolina Slaveholders, 1669-1820”

Academic Service and Work Experience

Editorial Intern
Duke University Press

Research Assistant and Recruitment Weekend Organizer
Professor Pete Sigal
Duke University

Archives Processor
South Caroliniana Library
University of South Carolina

Research Fellow
Waccamaw Center for Cultural and Historical Studies
Coastal Carolina University

Teaching Experience and Curriculum Development

“US Legal History”
Teaching Assistant to Professor Laura Edwards
Undergraduate Course
Duke University

“American Dreams American Realities”
Teaching Assistant to Dean Gerald Wilson
Undergraduate Course
Duke University

“History of the Caribbean”
Grader to Professor Barry Gaspar
Undergraduate Course
Duke University


Co-author with Roy Talbert Jr. The Antipedo Baptists of Georgetown County, South Carolina, 1710-2010. Forthcoming with the University of South Carolina Press, December 2014.

Co-editor with Roy Talbert Jr. The Journal of Peter Horry, South Carolinian: Recording the New Republic, 1812-1814. Columbia: University of South Carolina Press, 2012.

Conference Presentations

“Interracial Violence and Corporeal Punishment in the Carolinas: The Unique Dynamic of Community-Centered Local Legal Debates, 1800-1840,” Southern Historical Association Annual Meeting, Atlanta, GA, November 2014

“Race, Violence, and Local Law in the Carolinas, 1777-1830,” Duke University History Department Annual Second Year Conference, Durham, NC, February 2013

“Warring Ideologies: The Enlightenment Meets Slavery in South Carolina,” Phi Alpha Theta Regional Conference, Coastal Carolina University, Conway, SC, April 2010

“’Enlightened’ Slavery: The Evolution of South Carolina Slaveholders, 1669-1820,” South Carolina Historical Association Annual Meeting, South Carolina Department of Archives and History, Columbia, SC, March 2010

“Sir Walter Raleigh: Atheism, Politics, and Vanity,” Phi Alpha Theta Regional Conference, Appalachian State University, Boone, NC, March 2009

“The Fireside Chats of Franklin Delano Roosevelt,” Phi Alpha Theta Biennial Convention, Albuquerque, NM, January 2008

Fellowships and Honors

Duke Graduate School, Aleane Webb Dissertation Research Award, 2015
Duke Graduate School, Domestic Dissertation Travel Award, 2015
Duke Graduate School, Summer Research Fellowship, 2015
Duke Women’s Studies, Gender and Race Award, 2014
Duke History Department, Anne Firor Scott Award, 2014
Duke Graduate School, Summer Research Fellowship, 2014
Duke History Department, Summer Research Grant, 2012
Duke History Department, Graduate Student Fellowship, 2011-2016
South Caroliniana Library, Lewis P. Jones Research Fellowship, 2010
Coastal Carolina University, Student of the Year in History, 2009
Coastal Carolina University, James Branham History Award, 2009

Professional Service

Conference Organizer, “The Transferrable PhD: Converting Academic Skills to Broader Career Paths,” Duke University, 2015
Treasurer, History Professional Development Committee, Duke University, 2014-2015
Conference Organizer, Second Year Conference, Duke University, 2012-2013
GSA Representative, History Faculty Meetings, Duke University, 2012-2013
First-Year Representative, Grad-Fac Committee, Duke University, 2011-2012
President, Phi Alpha Theta, Psi-Mu, Coastal Carolina University, 2008-2009
Secretary, Student Advisory Council, Coastal Carolina University, 2008-2009

Association Memberships

American Historical Association
American Society for Legal History
Law and Society Association
Organization of American Historians
Society for Historians for the Early American Republic
Southern Association for Women Historians
Southern Historical Association


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