I am a historian of the African American experience in the U. S. South during the 19th and early 20th centuries. I’m particularly interested in the intersections of race, gender, and the multiplicity of confinement.
I attended Howard University but completed my undergraduate degree in Criminal Justice at Martin University in Indianapolis. I hold master’s degrees in Criminal Justice and History from John Jay College of Criminal Justice and Brooklyn College, respectively. Prior to attending IU, I led a large prisoner reentry initiative in New York City, assisting women and men in their transition from incarceration to society. I’ve served as a lecturer of Criminal Justice at LaGuardia Community College and an adjunct lecturer in Global and Historical Studies at Butler University. My work is motivated by my personal and professional experiences — particularly my work with individuals and families impacted by domestic violence and incarceration — and these experiences continue to fuel my passion for my work today.
You’ll find more information about me, my research, and some of the awesome media projects I’ve conducted over the past two years. If you’d like to know more about my work, check out my full CV here and don’t hesitate to reach out.