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EDUCATION
Ph.D. in History, University of Michigan, 2016
Dissertation: “No Radical Hangover: Black Power, New Left, and Progressive Politics in the Midwest, 1967-1989”
*Won the Fondiler Award for best dissertation in the Department of History and university-wide Proquest Dissertation Award.

M.A. in History, Kent State University, 2009
M.A. in African American and African Studies, The Ohio State University, 2007
B.A. in History, The Ohio State University, 2004

EMPLOYMENT
2016-Present      Michigan-Mellon Humanities Postdoctoral Fellowship, University of Michigan

PUBLICATIONS
Articles
“Rap Music,” Oxford Research Encyclopedia of American History. Douglas Rossinow, ed. Oxford: Oxford University Press. (Sept. 2017)
“Prison Unions and Mass Incarceration: Prospects for an Improbable Alliance,” New Labor Forum (Jan. 2017).
“Bringing the Social Back: Rethinking the Declension Narrative of Twentieth Century U.S. Labor History,” Social History Vol. 41, Issue 1 (Feb. 2016)

Encyclopedia Entries
“Felix Rohatyn,” Oxford Encyclopedia of American Business, Labor, and Economic History, Melvyn Dubovsky, Gerald Friedman, and Joseph McCartin, eds. (2012)

Public History
Researcher, A New Insurgency: The Port Huron Statement in its  Time and Ours Conference. (Fall 2012)
Research and Writer, Voices of the Civil War Documentary Project, Charles H. Wright Museum, Detroit, MI. (2011)

ACADEMIC FELLOWSHIPS, GRANTS, AND AWARDS
Proquest Distinguished Dissertation Award, University of Michigan (2017)
Fondiler Dissertation Award, History Department, University of Michigan (2017)
Bouchet Graduate Honor Society Inductee, University of Michigan (2017)
National Center for Institutional Diversity Emerging Diversity Scholar, University of Michigan (2016)
Anti-Discrimination Center Fellowship, University of Michigan (2015)
Rackham Predoctoral Fellowship, University of Michigan (2014-2015)
Eisenberg Institute for Historical Studies Graduate Student Fellow, University of Michigan (2014-2015)
Black Metropolis Research Consortium Fellowship, University of Chicago (2014)
History Regents Fellowship, University of Michigan (2013)
Rackham Humanities Research Candidacy, University of Michigan (2013)
Bentley Historical Library Dissertation Award, University of Michigan (2013)
Mellon Research Fellowship, University of Michigan (2012)
John W. Holmes Award, University of Michigan (2012)
Patricia Glover Fellowship, University of Michigan (2012)
Earl Lewis Fellowship, University of Michigan (2011)
Arts of Citizenship Fellowship, University of Michigan (2011)
Regents Fellowship, University of Michigan (2009-2010)

TEACHING AND RESEARCH POSITIONS
University of Michigan
Instructor of Record, History 231.020/AAS 203: Resisting State Violence: Race, Policing, and Social Justice in Twentieth Century America
(Winter 2017)
Graduate Student Instructor, History 260:  The Modern Civil Rights Movement (Winter 2016)
Instructor of Record, History 195: Debating Justice, Politics, and Culture in Black America: From the Civil Rights Movement to Black Lives Matter (Fall 2015)
Graduate Student Instructor, History 260: United States History to 1865 (Winter 2014)
Grader, History 314: Empire, War and Modernity: France in the 20th Century (Fall 2012)
Research Assistant for Stephen Ward, Associate Professor,  Department of Afroamerican and African Studies (Fall 2012)
Research Assistant, Department of Afroamerican and African  Studies (Fall 2011)
Graduate Student Instructor, History 261: United States History,  1865 to the Present (Winter 2011)
Graduate Student Instructor, History 318: Europe in the Era of Total War (Fall 2010)

Kent State University
Teaching Assistant, History of World Civilization II: World History from Mid-17th Century to the Present
Teaching Assistant, History of the United States: The Formative Period: US History to 1877

The Ohio State University
Graduate Assistant, Office of Multicultural Affairs, The Ohio State University, Mansfield, OH.

INVITED LECTURES
“Ghetto America: Hip Hop Looks at the City,” Black History Month Celebration,
The Ohio State University, Mansfield, OH (Fall 2011)

CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS
“Teaching Protest and Activism in the Trump Era,” Roundtable—Public Pedagogies, Campus Activism, and State Violence, American Studies Association Conference, Chicago, IL, Nov. 2017.

“Harold Washington’s Responses to Plant Closure,” Roundtable—Chicago Mayors and the Challenges of Postwar Governance,” Urban History Association Conference, Chicago, IL., Oct. 2016.

“’DARE to Struggle, DARE to Win’: The Development of Detroit’s Multiracial Progressive Left, 1967-1981,” Social Science History Association Annual Conference, Baltimore, MD., Nov. 2015.

“’What Do I Do When Capital Goes on Strike?’: Kenneth V. Cockrel and the Dilemmas of Black Political Power and Municipal Governance in Detroit,” Association for the Study of African American Life and History Centennial Meeting and Conference, Atlanta, GA., Sept. 2015.

“Mapping the Detroit Left in the 1970s,” Organization for American Historians Annual Meeting, St. Louis, MO., Apr. 2015.

“The Detroit Alliance for a Rational Economy’s Response to the 1979 Chrysler
Bailout,” North American Labor History Conference, Wayne State University,
Detroit, MI., Oct. 2014.

“’No Radical Hangover’”: Left Progressives Turn to State and Local Politics in the 1970s,” Organization for American Historians Annual Meeting, Atlanta, GA., April 2014.

“’Chrysler, the City, and the People’: The Detroit Alliance for a Rational Economy, the 1979 Chrysler Bailout, and the Debate Over Industrial Policy for Detroit,” Midwest Labor and Working Class Colloquium, University of Illinois, Chicago, IL., Apr. 2014.

“’The Boat is Changing it’s Course’: Mel King’s Construction of a Rainbow Coalition in the 1983 Boston Mayoral Election,” Graduate Student Conference in Modern American History, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI., May 2012.

“Rational Reindustrialization: The Detroit Alliance for a Rational Economy’s Vision of a New Detroit,” Detroit—Global City Conference, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI., Sept. 2011.

“The Whole World is Watching: Harold Washington and the Resurgence of a National Black Politics,” Graduate Association for African American History Conference, University of Memphis, Memphis, TN., Nov 2010.

Dec. 2008 “Black Power Must be Viewed as a Projection of Sovereignty: The Impact of Nationalism, Gender, and Sexuality on the Black Panther Party’s Rhetoric and Discourse,” University of Akron/Kent State University Graduate Student Conference, University of Akron, Akron, OH.

SELECTED SYMPOSIUMS, PANELS, & TALKS
Facilitator, “Teaching in the Current Political Climate Workshop,” University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, Feb. 2017

Facilitator, “Social Media + Activism Workshop” What is Activism? Conference, Students of Color Rackham, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, Feb. 2017

Discussant, “Understanding Social Action in a Contested Environment: A Post-Presidential Inauguration Discussion on Social Division, Unity, and Change,” University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI., Feb. 2017.

Discussant, Pecha Kucha Discussion on American Racism and Scholar-Activism with Claudia Rankine,” Institute for Social Research, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI., Jan. 2017.

Moderator, “Where Do We Go From Here? Reflections on the 2016 Election,” UM Law School ACLU, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI., Nov. 2016.

Moderator, “Common Ground: A Dialogue Across Decades of Student Activists at Michigan,” 50 Years of Civil Rights Leadership: A U-M Symposium in honor of Rev. Jesse Jackson, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI., Nov. 2016.

“DARE Plan for Social and Economic Justice,” Michigan-Mellon Colloquia Conversation, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI., Nov. 2016

Discussant, “A Panel on the History and Politics of Diversity: Mandates, Lawsuits, and Strategies,” University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI., Dec. 2015.

Discussant, “Why It’s Not ‘All Lives Matter’: BLM Between History and the Future,” Kent State University, Kent, OH., Oct. 2015.

“Violence, Policing, and State Racism Roundtable,” 20th Fraker Conference, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI., Mar. 2015.

“Walking the Tight Rope: Multiracial Organizing, #BBUM, and Racial Justice at the University of Michigan,” Taking Back the X, Bringing Back the Love: Narratives of UM Black Alumni Activists, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI., Feb. 2015.

Discussant, “Race Still Matters, Part 2: Creating the Return on Investment for Racial Equity,” The Ohio State University, Mansfield, OH., Feb. 2015.

“ASA Program Committee: Students Under Attack,” American Studies Association Annual Meeting, Los Angeles, CA., Nov. 2014.

“The Hardcore Unemployed: The Problem of Black Masculinity in the Urban Crisis,” IRWG/Rackham Community of Scholars Symposium, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI., Nov. 2014.

Discussant, “Looking Back, Looking Forward: A Dialogue on Ferguson,” University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI., Oct. 2014.

Discussant, “Solving Real World Problems,” Rackham Graduate School, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI., Oct. 2014.

“Progressive Black Governance and Economic Development in Chicago, 1983-
1987,” Black Metropolis Research Consortium, University of Chicago, Chicago,
IL., Aug. 2014.

Discussant, “From Martin Luther King, Jr. to Tupac Shakur: Implications of
Hip Hop for Graduate Education, Engaged Pedagogy, and Public Scholarship,”
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI., Jan. 2014.

Discussant, “Historians in Action: Affirmative Action, Proposal 2, and Supreme
Court Deliberations,” University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI., Dec. 2013.

Panel Chair/Discussant, “Social Movements, Urban Space, and the Politics of Dissent,” The American Racial State in the Long Twentieth Century: Graduate Student Conference in Modern American History, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI., May 2013.

“What Happened to Labor History?,” Rackham Centennial Workshop, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI., Oct. 2012.

SERVICE
Multicultural Leadership Council, University of Michigan (2014)
Arts of Citizenship Student Leadership Committee, University of
Michigan (2013-2014)
Co-Coordinator, American History Workshop, University of Michigan (2013-2014).

AFFILIATIONS
Organization for American Historians
American Studies Association
Urban History Association

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