MA, Public History, concentration in Digital Humanities & Museum Studies
Temple University | 2017 – 2019 (expected)
Full Merit Scholar
Founder/President of Graduate Students of Color Association
BA, History & Sociology, minor in LGBT Studies, summa cum laude
Temple University | 2014 – 2017
Provost’s Scholar, Honors Program, Dean’s List
Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Alpha Theta National History Honors Society
"'Glory of Yet Another Kind': The Evolution & Politics of First-Wave Queer Activism, 1867-1924," Awarded the Livingstone Undergraduate Research Award in the Humanities and Social Sciences
President of Temple University Undergraduate History and Social Sciences Association,
Editor-in-Chief of Perceptions research journal,
Honorables of Color, Queer Student Union
International Summer Programmes in History & Medieval Studies
University of Cambridge | 2016
Graduate Extern for Gender & Sexuality Inclusion,
Office of Institutional Diversity, Equity, Advocacy and Leadership
Temple University | August 2017 – Present
Develop and implement LGBTQIA+ programming for students, faculty and staff, including Safe Zone Training and events for National Coming Out Week. Collaborate with university administration on campus committees and task forces, advocating for LGBTQIA+ student groups.
John J. Wilcox, Jr. LGBT Archival Intern
William Way LGBT Community Center | May 2017 – Present
Arrange and describe approximately 5,000 pamphlets, posters, and other graphic material from the AIDS Library Graphics Collection. Research the collection and its provenance.
Still Fighting For Our Lives: A History of HIV/AIDS in Philadelphia
Exhibition using graphics, text, audio and video to explore the history of HIV/AIDS in
Philadelphia in commemoration of the 30th anniversary of the Philadelphia AIDS Library.
Forthcoming November 2017.
Civic Engagement Manager
COSACOSA art at large, Inc. | January 2013 – Present
Coordinate community outreach, organize cultural events, and manage digital media for a Philadelphia-based nonprofit. Aid in the creation of public art projects that reflect the Philadelphia community’s cultural histories and changing urban landscapes.
Research Assistant to Dr. Hilary Lowe, Director of The Center for Public History
Temple University | September 2015 – May 2017
Review and digitize microfilm of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Dana’s personal papers, dating from 1914 to 1950. Investigate the significance of politics and sexuality in his life, in relation to his preservation efforts at the historic Longfellow House.
Intellectual Heritage Department Tutor
Temple University | September 2015 – May 2017
Work with students taking the two-semester Intellectual Heritage sequence. Discuss major texts from various cultural and intellectual traditions, through which core humanities concepts are introduced. Provide feedback on assignments.
Digital Collections Intern
Historical Society of Pennsylvania | May 2016 – December 2016
Collect, identify, and digitize historic manuscripts and graphics. Assign technical metadata to archival materials. Assist independent scholars and institutions with their research projects.
"One Manly Soul": White Masculinities in Late Colonial America
Document display about the 1763 Conestoga Massacre and subsequent pamphlet war.
Presents how the Paxton Boys' atrocity typified white masculinity and its contemporary
reevaluations. Based on the Society's collaboration with the Digital Paxton Project.
Research Assistant to Jonathan Ned Katz, Founder/Co-Director
OutHistory.org | March 2016 – August 2016
Collaborate on historical research and content development for a grassroots LGBT history initiative. Create and expand timeline of queer activism, organizing, and resistance. Develop exhibit features that include oral histories and historic documents.
LGBTQ Activism & Organizing Timeline
Web-based, interactive timeline of international queer activism. Researched and developed in
collaboration with Jonathan Ned Katz for the 2016 Gay American History @ 40 Conference,
marking the fortieth anniversary of his seminal anthology Gay American History: Lesbians and
Gay Men in the USA (1976). Now crowdsourcing contributions.
“‘Sex in the Archives’: The Politics of Processing & Preserving Pornography in the Digital Age,” The American Archivist 80 (2), Forthcoming 2017.
“Virgin-Mother-Whore: Gender & the Rule of Queen Mary I (1516-1558),” Perceptions 3 (2), 2017.
“Activity/Passivity in Dream of the Red Chamber: Homoerotic Sensibility & Sexual Hegemony in the Mid-Qing Dynasty,” Perceptions 3 (1), 2016.
Working Group: “Insider/Outsider: Racial Bias & Positionality in Interpretation,” National Council on Public History Conference, Las Vegas, NV, Forthcoming April 18-21, 2018.
“The Semiotics of Sex: A History of Queer Identity Politics,” National Council on Public History Conference, Indianapolis, IN, April 19-22, 2017.
“ANCESTOR WORSHIP: a reflection on biracial identity,” Philadelphia Asian American Film Festival Conference, Philadelphia, PA, November 14-15, 2016.
The School District of Philadelphia | January 2016 – Present
Develop art projects to teach literacy and social studies using Common Core standards. Support teacher classroom instruction for K-8 students at several public schools throughout Philadelphia.
Nicetown-Tioga Improvement Team | September 2014 – Present
Design public forums to support the mission of a community development organization through dialogue, planning, and social action. Create and maintain a website disseminating community histories and ongoing neighborhood advocacy issues.
Project Management, Community Organizing, Intercultural Communication, Research, Writing, Editing, Teaching, Curriculum Development, Website Design, Social Media, Photoshop, iMovie, Garageband, SPSS, SketchUp, Digital Asset Management, Metadata, Microsoft Word, Apple Pages, iBooks Author, Excel, Numbers, PowerPoint, Keynote, Prezi
Sol Feinstone Memorial Award for Social and Educational Leadership 2017, Temple University
Professor Edward R. and Essie Baron Memorial Award in History 2017, Temple University
Charles and S. Nevada Adams Scholarship in American History 2016, 2017, Temple University
Marvin and Adeline Wachman History Scholarship 2016, Temple University
Othella R. Vaughn Award in Sociology 2016, Temple University
Allan D. Gilmour Scholarship for LGBT Advocacy 2016, Temple University
John Means Study Abroad Scholarship 2016, Temple University