I am an experienced public historian with an emphasis on museum interpretation & administration and the connections between history and the digital world.
I believe strongly that public history provides a methodology and framework for a postmodern vision of history. My scholarly research focuses broadly on the African Diaspora in the 19th & 20th century Transatlantic World. I am also interested in American ethnic history in unexpected places (e.g. Chinese immigrants in the South; African Americans in the upper plains) and the cultural exchanges between ethnic & immigrant groups (especially food!); global feminist movements, historic preservation, and American religious history.
My ultimate desire is to find work that bridges the gaps between museums, the local community, and the academic world. Fostering digital history literacy combined with traditional museum interpretation and solid academic research methods is key to my philosophy as an academic public historian.