I earned my doctoral degree in History from the University of Massachusetts in May 2016. In September, I joined the Five College Women’s Studies Research Center as a Research Associate and the Department of History at UMass as a lecturer.
I am currently working on transforming my dissertation into the book. My work examines Boston African American women’s political life from the 1890s to the 1970s. My research interests include women’s history, African American history, urban history, U.S. Northeast and New England, political and cultural history, marginality, feminist theory, and the development of U.S. popular culture.
In 2013, I received the Joyce A. Berkman Endowed Fund in Women’s History and Women’s Studies Award. In 2015, I received the Ermonian Award for Excellence in Graduate Teaching from the Department of History at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. In June 2017, I presented a paper at the Berkshire Conference on the History of Women, Gender, and Sexuality at Hofstra University in Hempstead, NY. I will be presenting a paper on a new project at the American Historical Association Annual Meeting in Washington D.C., in January 2018.
My research was 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.