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EDUCATION

Ph.D., History, Brown University, May 2018

ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS

Purdue University, Department of History

  • Assistant Professor (tenure track), 2020-present

Weber State University,Department of History

  • Assistant Professor (tenure track), 2018-2020

New-York Historical Society and the New School, Department of Historical Studies

  • Bernard and Irene Schwartz Postdoctoral Fellow, 2018-2019

Tougaloo College, Department of History

  • Brown-Tougaloo Exchange Faculty Fellow, 2017-2018

PUBLICATIONS

book

Warriors, Rebels, and Runaways: A History of Black Soldiers’ Struggle for Freedom during the American Civil War (under contract with Oxford University Press)

peer-reviewed journal articles

“‘Lighting Up the Path of Liberty and Justice’: Black Abolitionist Fourth of July Celebrations and the Promise of America from the Fugitive Slave Act to the Civil War,” Journal of African American History (forthcoming, Aug. 2020).

“Trials of Freedom: African American Deserters during the U.S. Civil War,” Journal of Social History 43, no. 3 (Spring, 2016), 693-709.

AWARDS and HONORS

Cromwell Dissertation Prize, American Society for Legal History, 2019

Allan Nevins Dissertation Prize, Society of American Historians, 2019

Presidential Award for Excellence in Teaching, Brown University, 2018

William F. Holmes Paper Prize, Southern Historical Association, 2016

Du Bois-Wells Paper Prize, African American Intellectual History Society, 2016

GRANTS and FELLOWSHIPS

Price Fellowship, William L. Clements Library, 2019

John Higham Research Fellowship, Organization of American Historians, 2017

M. Keck Foundation Fellowship, Huntington Library, 2017

Cromwell Foundation Fellowship, American Society for Legal History, 2016

Littleton-Griswold Research Grant, American Historical Association, 2016

Lapidus Center Short-Term Fellowship, Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, 2016

Esther Ann McFarland Fellowship, Historical Society of Pennsylvania, 2016

New England Regional Fellowship Consortium Fellowship, 2016