My teaching and research interests include the intersection of sports, race, and popular culture in 20th century United States, the Long Civil Rights Movement, 20th century U.S. cultural history, History of American Newspapers, African Americans and the Media, and Sports, Gender, and Masculinity. My dissertation challenges scholars to reevaluate the role African American journalists played in shaping the intellectual and ideological parameters of debates over racial equality in American popular culture, particularly amateur and professional sports.
- Twentieth Century U.S. History, African American History, Sports History, History of American Journalism
- "'‘It’s a Press Victory’: The African American Press’ Role in Desegregating Major League Baseball"
Working Dissertation Title:
- "‘It’s a Press Victory’: African American Newspaper Coverage of Black Sports and the Struggle for Racial Equality"
- BA: With Distinguished Honors, American Studies, Occidental College, Los Angeles, CA, May 2007
“A Bitter Partnership: The Black Press’ Contentious Relationship with the Negro Leagues in the Struggle to Integrate Major League Baseball,” The International Journal of the History of Sport, (July 11, 2016): 1-19.
Review of Robert Michael Goldman. One Man Out: Curt Flood versus Baseball, H-Law, H-Net Reviews, June, 2011 <http://www.h-net.org/reviews/showrev.php?id=32153>
“Running Off Track: The Black Press’ Criticism of Jesse Owens’ Political Activism After the 1936 Olympic Games,” in preparation for submission to the Journal of African American History, December 2016
- Doris G. Quinn Dissertation Fellowship, University of Wisconsin-Madison Department of History, AY 2016-2017
- Mellon-Wisconsin Summer Fellowship, University of Wisconsin-Madison Graduate School, Summer 2016
- Dissertator Fellowship, University of Wisconsin-Madison Department of History, Fall 2015
- Mellon Research Fellowship, Black Metropolis Research Consortium, University of Chicago, Summer 2015
- Memphis State Eight Award (Third Place Winner, “Memphis Eight” Conference Paper Competition at the 16th Annual Conference of the Graduate Association of African-American History), University of Memphis, February 2015
- Dissertator Fellowship, University of Wisconsin-Madison Department of History, Spring 2015
- Dissertator Travel Grant, University of Wisconsin-Madison Department of History, Fall 2014
- Vilas Travel Grant, University of Wisconsin-Madison Graduate School, Fall 2014
- Dissertator Travel Grant, University of Wisconsin-Madison Department of History, Spring 2014
- Graduated Magna cum Laude, American Studies, Occidental College, Los Angeles, CA, May 2007
- Inducted into Phi Beta Kappa, Occidental College, Los Angeles, CA, May 2007
- Elected to Mortar Board Honor Society, Occidental College, Los Angeles, CA, 2006-2007
- Ford Foundation Fellowship for Undergraduate Research, Occidental College, Los Angeles, CA, Summer 2005
- American Historical Association
- Popular Culture Association
- Society of American Baseball Research
Courses Taught as TA:
- History 102 - United States History - Civil War to the Present, Spring 2011 & Fall 2011
- History 221 - Sport and Society in the Modern U.S., Spring 2014
- History 398 - The United States Since 1945, Fall 2013
- AFAM 231 - Introduction to African-American History, Fall 2012 & Spring 2013
Course Taught as Instructor:
- History 249 - Sport, Recreation, & Society in the United States, Spring 2016