MA, Public History, concentration in Digital Humanities & Museum Studies
Temple University | 2017 – 2019
Full Merit Scholar
"'The Surprise of a Knight': Excavating Material Legacies through Early Queer Film"
Founder/President of Graduate Students of Color Association
Founder/Organizer of Scholars of Color Conference 2019
Organizer/Community Outreach Coordinator of PubComm 2018
BA, History & Sociology, minor in LGBT Studies, summa cum laude
Temple University | 2014 – 2017
Provost’s Scholar, Honors Program, Dean’s List
Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Alpha Theta National History Honors Society
"'Glory of Yet Another Kind': The Evolution & Politics of First-Wave Queer Activism, 1867-1924," Awarded the Livingstone Undergraduate Research Award in the Humanities and Social Sciences
President of Temple University Undergraduate History and Social Sciences Association
Editor-in-Chief of Perceptions research journal
Honorables of Color, Queer Student Union
International Summer Programmes in History & Medieval Studies
University of Cambridge | 2016
Research Assistant to Dr. Tukufu Zuberi, Lasry Family Professor of Race Relations
University of Pennsylvania | April 2018 – Present
Research funding opportunities and write grant proposals for documentary films developed by the TZ Production Company. Collaborate on content development and primary source acquisition. Maintain database of reference materials.
Graduate Extern for Gender & Sexuality Inclusion,
Institutional Diversity, Equity, Advocacy and Leadership
Temple University | August 2017 – Present
Develop and implement LGBTQIA+ programming for students, faculty and staff, including Safe Zone Training and events for National Coming Out Week. Collaborate with administration on campus committees and task forces, advocating for LGBTQIA+ student groups.
Civic Engagement Manager
COSACOSA art at large, Inc. | January 2013 – Present
Coordinate community outreach, organize cultural events, and manage digital media for a Philadelphia-based nonprofit. Aid in the creation of public art projects that reflect the Philadelphia community’s cultural histories and changing urban landscapes.
Smithsonian National Museum of American History | May 2018 – August 2018
Assist with acquiring, researching and processing queer material culture collections. Collaborate on the creation of public programming for the fiftieth anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising.
Public Programs Intern
National Endowment for the Humanities | June 2018 – July 2018
Research and analyze data to assess the reach and effectiveness of funded projects. Prepare and present reports to senior staff.
John J. Wilcox, Jr. LGBT Archival Intern
William Way LGBT Community Center | May 2017 – December 2017
Arrange and describe approximately 5,000 pamphlets, posters, and other graphic material from the AIDS Library Graphics Collection. Research the collection and its provenance.
Still Fighting For Our Lives: A History of HIV/AIDS in Philadelphia
Exhibition using graphics, artifacts, audio and video to explore the history of HIV/AIDS in
Philadelphia in commemoration of the 30th anniversary of the Philadelphia AIDS Library.
Curated in collaboration with community leaders and local scholars.
Research Assistant to Dr. Hilary Lowe, Director of The Center for Public History
Temple University | September 2015 – May 2017
Review and digitize microfilm of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Dana’s personal papers, dating from 1914 to 1950. Investigate the significance of politics and sexuality in his life, in relation to his preservation efforts at the historic Longfellow House.
Intellectual Heritage Department Tutor
Temple University | September 2015 – May 2017
Work with students taking the two-semester Intellectual Heritage sequence. Discuss major texts from various cultural and intellectual traditions, through which core humanities concepts are introduced. Provide feedback on assignments.
Digital Collections Intern
Historical Society of Pennsylvania | May 2016 – December 2016
Collect, identify, and digitize historic manuscripts and graphics. Assign technical metadata to archival materials. Assist independent scholars and institutions with their research projects.
"One Manly Soul": White Masculinities in Late Colonial America
Document display about the 1763 Conestoga Massacre and subsequent pamphlet war.
Presents how the Paxton Boys' atrocity typified white masculinity and its contemporary
reevaluations. Based on the Society's collaboration with the Digital Paxton Project.
Research Assistant to Jonathan Ned Katz, Founder/Co-Director
OutHistory.org | March 2016 – August 2016
Collaborate on historical research and content development for a grassroots LGBT history initiative. Create and expand timeline of queer activism, organizing, and resistance. Develop exhibit features that include oral histories and historic documents.
LGBTQ Activism & Organizing Timeline
Web-based, interactive timeline of international queer activism. Researched and developed in
collaboration with Jonathan Ned Katz for the 2016 Gay American History @ 40 conference,
marking the fortieth anniversary of his seminal anthology Gay American History: Lesbians and
Gay Men in the USA (1976). Now crowdsourcing contributions.
"Gay, Roxanne." African American National Biography. Edited by Henry Louis Gates Jr. and Evelyn Brooks
Higginbotham. New York: Oxford University Press, Forthcoming.
“Sexuality.” The Inclusive Historian’s Handbook. Edited by Modupe Labode, William S. Walker, and Robert
Weible. Published by the American Association for State and Local History and the National
Council on Public History, Forthcoming.
“Sex in the Archives: The Politics of Processing and Preserving Pornography in the Digital Age,” The
American Archivist 80 (2), Fall/Winter 2017.
“Virgin-Mother-Whore: Gender & the Rule of Queen Mary I (1516-1558),” Perceptions 3 (2), 2017.
“Activity/Passivity in Dream of the Red Chamber: Homoerotic Sensibility & Sexual Hegemony in the Mid-
Qing Dynasty,” Perceptions 3 (1), 2016.
“Reading the Rainbow: The Origins of the Pride Symbol,” O Say Can You See? Stories from the National
Museum of American History, Forthcoming.
“The Art and Politics of the Dick Pic,” Notches, July 10, 2018.
“Tongzhi: ‘Queer’ Identity Politics in Hong Kong Before and After the Handover,” Notches, May 29, 2018.
“Project Showcase: Still Fighting For Our Lives,” History@Work, January 15, 2018.
“Of Gods & Emperors: Trans Experiences in Ancient Rome,” Notches, November 14, 2017.
“Project Showcase: The Semiotics of Sex,” History@Work, July 14, 2017.
“What (Is) It Like…?,” Transnational Queer Underground, September 1, 2017.
“150 years ago, this queer activist invented sexual identity to stage a public protest,” Medium - Editors'
Pick, July 31, 2017.
“Transnational Flows: Historicizing Race & Hybrid Space in the 21st Century,” World History
Association, San Juan, PR, June 27-29, 2019. (Organizer)
“Subaltern Histories,” Scholars of Color Conference, Philadelphia, PA, April 12-13, 2019. (Chair)
"Queering Sexual Citizenship: Transnational Perspectives," International Conference on Gender,
Sexuality and Justice, Hong Kong, December 8-9, 2018.
"Material Subcultures: Production and Consumption on the Margins," American Studies Association,
Atlanta, GA, November 8-11, 2018. (Organizer)
"Transatlantic Narratives, History & Memory," Philadelphia Asian American Film Festival Conference,
Philadelphia, PA, November 14-15, 2016.
“Reclamation & Resistance: The Making of Grassroots QTPOC Histories,” Queer History Conference,
San Francisco, CA, June 16-18, 2019. (Organizer)
"Histories of Our Own," National Council on Public History Conference, Hartford, CT, March 27-30,
2019. (Organizer & Co-Facilitator)
"Stonewall @ 50," National Council on Public History Conference, Hartford, CT, March 27-30, 2019.
"Teaching Queer Themes and Experiences in World History," World History Association, Milwaukee, WI,
June 21-23, 2018.
"Insider/Outsider: Engaging Racial Bias & Positionality in Interpretation," National Council on Public
History Conference, Las Vegas, NV, April 18-21, 2018. (Organizer & Co-Facilitator)
"The Semiotics of Sex: A History of Queer Identity Politics," National Council on Public History
Conference, Indianapolis, IN, April 19-22, 2017.
"Queer History, Core Texts and Contexts," Intellectual Heritage Workshop, Philadelphia, PA, October
"The Third Sex?: Subverting the White Male Gaze, Queering Historiographies of Gender & Sexuality,"
Women in Core, Philadelphia, PA, March 16-17, 2018.
Community Advisory Board Member
Connecting Latinos en Pareja | April 2018 – Present
Collaborate on strategic planning for a community-based research study on HIV prevention, promoting safer sex practices between men who have sex with men. Assist with outreach initiatives and establishing organizational partnerships.
Nicetown-Tioga Improvement Team | September 2014 – Present
Design public forums to support the mission of a community development organization through dialogue, planning, and social action. Create and maintain a website disseminating community histories and ongoing neighborhood advocacy issues.
The School District of Philadelphia | January 2016 – June 2017
Develop art projects to teach literacy and social studies using Common Core standards. Support teacher classroom instruction for K-8 students at several public schools throughout Philadelphia.
Adams Graduate Research Award Fall 2018, Temple University
Zimring Prize 2018, Temple University
Adams Graduate Research Award Spring 2018, Temple University
Graduate Student Travel Award 2018, National Council on Public History
Adams Graduate Research Award Fall 2017, Temple University
Public History Diversity & Inclusion Advocacy Award 2018, Temple University
Feinstone Memorial Award for Educational Leadership 2017, Temple University
Creative Arts, Research and Scholarship Grant 2017, Temple University
Baron Memorial Award in History 2017, Temple University
Adams Scholarship in American History 2016 & 2017, Temple University
Wachman History Scholarship 2016, Temple University
Vaughn Award in Sociology 2016, Temple University
Gilmour Scholarship for LGBT Advocacy 2016, Temple University
Means Study Abroad Scholarship 2016, Temple University
National Council on Public History
Long Range Planning Committee
Diversity & Inclusion Task Force
World History Association
Committee on LGBT History