SAGES Teaching Fellow / Lecturer, Department of History, Case Western Reserve University


PhD, History, Carnegie Mellon University    


Book Manuscript

The New Civics on Campus

Refereed Journal Articles

2020: “A Bridge Between Two Worlds: The Political and Economic Geography of SNCC’s Friends Network,” Current Research in Digital History, 3. 

2018: “Service Learning: The Peace Corps, American Higher Education, and the Limits of Modernist Ideas of Development and Citizenship,” History of Education Quarterly, 58/4 (November 2018): 475-505. 

2018: “The Politics of International Volunteerism in the 1960s: The Peace Corps and Volunteers to America,” Diplomatic History, 42/4 (September 2018): 669–693.

Book Chapters

2021: “To the Students: Education for Nonviolence in the World,” in India in the World: 1500 Present, ed. Rajeshwari Dutt and Nico Slate (University of Pittsburgh Press, forthcoming). 


2021: “Policing, Protest, and the Role of the University,” History News Network. 


2021: “Whose Voice is Heard?: White Volunteers, the Freedom Summer, and the Political Geography of Narrative.” Paper presented at HOTCUS (Historians of Twentieth Century United States). Virtual Conference

2019: “‘Evolutionary Not Revolutionary’ Change: South African Students and the Politics of American Higher Education in the 1980s.” Paper presented at the African American Intellectual History Conference. Ann Arbor, MI. 

2019: “The Moral Politics of Divestment: South Africa, the Anti-Apartheid Movement, and American Higher Education in the 1980s.” Paper presented at the American Historical Association Annual Meeting. Chicago, Ill. 

2018: “The University of the Movement: Mapping the 1964 Freedom Summer.” Digital Project presented at Our (Digital) Humanity: Storytelling, Media Organizing and Social Justice    Conference, Lehigh College. Bethlehem, PA. 

2018: “College Students, Civil Rights Activism and (Re)Interpreting the Roots of Service Learning.” Paper presented at the 5th Global Service Learning Summit, Dignity and Justice in Global Service-Learning. Notre Dame, Ind.

2017: “The Student, the Activist, and the Academic: Pauli Murray’s Quest for Effective Social Action in Higher Education.” Paper presented at the History of Education Society Annual Meeting. Little Rock, Ark.   

2017: “Historical Memory as Activism: The International Student Conference and Remembering the Role of Students in Anti-Colonial Struggles.” Paper presented at the United States Intellectual History Conference, Histories of Memory, Memories of History. Dallas, TX.

2017: “‘Socratic Seminar Writ Large’: The Peace Corps and Its Vision for the Liberal Arts.” Paper presented at the Mount Royal University, Liberal Education Conference: The Idea of the University & The State of Liberal Education in the 21st Century. Calgary, CA.

2014: “‘The Education of America’: The Peace Corps and the Origins of Service Learning, 1960-1970.” Paper presented at the International Association for Research on Service-Learning and Community Engagement. New Orleans, LA.  



2020: Freedman Center Digital Scholarship, Case Western Reserve University  

2019: The History MakersAcademic Research Fellowship 

2018: Susan van Horn Writing Fellowship

2017: Digital Humanities Summer Institute (DHSI), Scholarship

2017: A.W. Mellon Foundation, Fellowship in the Digital Humanities

2016: Social Science Research Council, Digital Literacy Grant

2016: Center for Africanamerican Urban Studies and the Economy (CAUSE), Research Grant

2016: Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University, Dissertation Grant

2015: Social Science Research Council, Dissertation Proposal Development Fellowship

2014: International Association for Research on Service Learning, Graduate Student Scholarship 


2021: (ongoing) “The Gandhian Social Network.”

2017: (ongoing) “The Tree of Protest” 



2019: Goldman Award for Excellence in Teaching, Carnegie Mellon University  

Previous Teaching Positions:

2018: Instructor, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA and Doha, Qatar.

2014-2016: Teaching Assistant, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA.

 2012: Instructor/Tutor, Phoenix Charter Academy, Boston, MA. 

2011-2012: Instructor/Tutor, Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council, Pittsburgh, PA.  


2019-Ongoing: Mentor and Instructor, Cleveland Humanities Collaborative, Case Western Reserve University

2019-Ongoing: Writing Tutor, The Writing Center, Case Western Reserve University.

2020: Writing Instructor, Summer Enrichment Opportunity, Case Western Reserve University, Center for Science, Health, and Society 

2017-2018: Graduate Representative to the GenEd Grand Challenge Curriculum, Dietrich College 


2018-2019: Program Associate, Office of Community Engagement, Wayne State University 

2016-2017: Researcher, Teaching for Change, Washington D.C. 

2015-2016: Curriculum Coordinator, Arts Greenhouse, Carnegie Mellon University


2021: Python4Humanists, Texas A&M University

2020: Community Building Certificate, Case Western Reserve University

2017: Critical Digital Pedagogy and Praxis, Digital Humanities Summer Institute (DHSI),                          

2017: ArcGIS (Geographic Information Systems), Carnegie Mellon University

2013-2018: Future Faculty Program, Eberly Center, Carnegie Mellon University

Last Updated, 6/1/2021