Assistant Professor of History and Afro-American Studies
Office: 4118 Mosse Humanities
Mailbox: 4024 Mosse Humanities
Office Hours: On Leave
I am a twentieth-century United States historian whose research and teaching focus on African American history, women’s history, and the history of sport. I believe that sport is intrinsic to American culture and history, carrying the potential to initiate critical discussions about race, gender, mass culture and media, and labor. I am particularly passionate about investigating the journeys of minority and female athletes in country club sports. Currently, I am writing my first book. “The Match of Her Life: Althea Gibson, Icon and Instrument of Integration,” a critical biography of the first African American to win titles at Wimbledon and the U.S. Open, between 1956 and 1958.
Ph.D., George Washington University
B.A., Mount Holyoke College
- “The Match of Her Life: Althea Gibson, Icon and Instrument of Integration” (In Progress).
- “Swinging for the State Department: American Women Tennis Players in Diplomatic Goodwill Tours, 1941-1959.” Journal of Sport History: 42.3 (Fall 2015): 289-309.
- Visiting Fellowship for Post-Doctoral Scholars, James Weldon Johnson Institute for the Study of Race and Difference, Emory University, 2017-2018.
- Research Associateship, Five College Women’s Studies Research Center, 2016-2017.
- National Edward Alexander Bouchet Graduate Honor Society, 2016.
- 30th Annual Graduate Student Essay Prize, North American Society for Sport History, 2015.
- Presidential Merit Fellowship, George Washington University, 2010-2015.