I am broadly interested in post-World War II American social change, with a particular focus on the Black Power era. My dissertation investigated the intersections of Black Power and anti-Vietnam War activism in the United States. My current projects are geographically closer to home, but remain focused on the expansion of and backlash to citizenship rights in the mid-twentieth century.
“Learning to Live Together: Murray Atkins Walls’s Fight for a Fairer Louisville,” Nursing Clio Blog, January 26, 2017
“Mid-Twentieth Century Social Movements in Kentucky,” Register of the Kentucky Historical Society, 113.2/3, 575-89.
“Dear Family: The Wartime Correspondence of Carruthers A. Coleman,” Kentucky Humanities, Fall 2016, 20-22.
“Pathological Matriarchy?: Black Women, the Moynihan Report, and Black Power Antiwar Activism” in Liberating Minds…Liberating Society: Black Women in the Development of American Culture and Society ed. by Lopez D. Matthews, Jr. and Kenvi C. Phillips (Washington, DC: Association of Black Women’s Historians, 2014): 78–88.
“Instruments of Righteousness: The Intersections of Black Power and Anti-Vietnam War Rhetoric in the United States, 1964-1972,” Ph.D. Dissertation (University of Kentucky, 2013).
Book Reviews for H-Net, Register of the Kentucky Historical Society, and others