Work and Education

Work Experience                                                                                   

African and African American Studies Intern, John Hope Franklin Research Center at Duke University, September 2016-P

  • Work alongside the project archivist to arrange, rehouse, and describe two large archival collections, each measuring 392 and 425 linear feet, respectively, in subject areas including African American, Atlantic World, and U.S. history, from the late nineteenth through the twenty-first centuries
  • Research and create finding aids utilizing ArchivesSpace
  • Supervise undergraduate student workers and their progress processing and rehousing collections
  • Designed and co-curated an exhibit for the Duke libraries system on African American history
  • Blogged about internship, which was published on the Duke University Libraries’ website

Summer Books Editorial Intern, Duke University Press, May 2016-August 2017                                  

  • Wrote ten descriptions for manuscripts in a variety of subject areas including race and ethnicity, gender and sexuality, feminist theory, Chicano(a)/Latino(a) studies, art history and criticism, cultural history, and indigenous and Native American history
  • Secured permissions for images and previously published essays for book projects
  • Worked closely with editors and editorial associates to process payments, create contracts, inventory art, format manuscripts, and update records
  • Blogged about internship, which was published on the Duke Graduate School’s website

Research Assistant, Duke University History Department, May 2015-May 2016

  • Conducted research in U.S. legal and cultural history at Duke and at the New-York Historical Society and New York Municipal Archives in Manhattan
  • Coordinated shipment of microfilm between libraries in Manhattan and Duke’s Interlibrary Loan Department
  • Created multiple outlines and summaries of research findings to be used for a book project

Assistant Processing Archivist South Caroliniana Library, University of South Carolina, May 2010-July 2011

  • Worked alongside the deputy director to process new acquisitions and describe materials
  • Arranged archival collections ranging from 10-150 linear feet on various aspects of South Carolina history from the colonial period to the present
  • Retrieved items and shelved materials for library patrons

Research Fellow, Waccamaw Center for Cultural and Historical Studies, Coastal Carolina University, May 2009-July 2011

  • Co-authored two book manuscripts on South Carolina history, published by the University of South Carolina Press in 2012 and 2014 respectively
  • Worked closely with staff at the University of South Carolina Press to edit, publish, and market both book projects
  • Collaborated with archivists, librarians, and scholars at the University of South Carolina, Coastal Carolina University, Furman University, and the South Carolina State Archives to acquire primary source materials
  • Supervised a graduate student intern in researching and writing manuscript annotations
  • Wrote grant proposals and was awarded approximately $8,000 for research projects

Teaching Experience

Teaching Assistant, U.S. Legal History, Duke University, Spring 2015                                                                                          

  • Assessed 25 students in academic writing, analytical thinking, and knowledge of subject matter
  • Met with students to select paper topics, review drafts, and discuss progress

Teaching Assistant, American Dreams, American Realities, Duke University, Fall 2012

  • Lead two weekly discussion sections for 55 students
  • Assessed students in academic writing, analytical thinking, and knowledge of subject matter
  • Acted as the sole grader for all coursework

Grader, History of the Caribbean, Duke University,  Fall 2011 and Spring 2012                                                                             

  • Assisted instructor in the selection of test questions and essay topics for 50 students
  • Acted as a grader for all coursework


Ph.D. in History, Duke University, defending fall 2018                                                            Durham, NC

“The Intersections of Legal Culture, Violence, and Citizenship in New York City, 1785-1827”

M.A. in History, Duke University, May 2014                                                                      Durham, NC

B.A. in History, Coastal Carolina University, May 2009                                                                 Conway, SC


Systems — Aleph Integrated Library System, ArchivesSpace, FileMaker Pro, Title Management, Smartsheet, Advantage

Microsoft Office — Excel, Word, PowerPoint

Google Drive



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