I recently graduated from the University of Massachusetts where I earned my PhD in History in May 2016. In September, I will join the Five College Women’s Studies Research Center as a Research Associate. In the upcoming year, I will also coordinate the book exhibit for the 2017 Berkshire Conference which will be held at Hofstra University.

My dissertation focuses on Boston African American women’s political life from the 1890s to the 1970s. My research interests include urban history, especially of the U.S. Northeast and New England, women’s history, political and cultural history, marginality, feminist theory, and the development of U.S. popular culture.

In June 2015, I presented my work at University of Brighton, UK. In May 2014, I presented a poster at the Berkshire Conference on the History of Women in Toronto, Canada.

In 2015, I received the Ermonian Award for Excellence in Graduate Teaching from the Department of History at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. My research has been funded by the Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada, the Department of History, and the Graduate School of the University of Massachusetts. Amherst. In 2013, I received the Joyce A. Berkman Endowed Fund in Women’s History and Women’s Studies Award.