Preceptor, General Faculty
Office Hours: W 7-9 pm, 140D Bryan Hall
Class Schedule: MW 12-12:50 PM, 1-1:50 PM, 3:30-4:45 PM
20th century American literature, American Studies, folklore, Black studies, cultural history, popular music studies
Ph.D., English, University of Virginia, 2019
M.A., English, University of Virginia, 2015
B.A., English (minor: Anthropology), Barnard College of Columbia University, 2011
Dean’s Dissertation Completion Fellowship, 2018-2019
Buckner W. Clay Fellowship for the Humanities, 2018-2019
RBS-UVA Fellowship, 2018-2019
University of Virginia Summer Funding Research Grant, Summer 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
Raven Society, November 2017-present
Beinecke Visiting Graduate Student Fellowship, June-August 2017
Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences Summer Research Fellowship, Summer 2016
Gosnell Prize for Best First-Year Essay, Fall 2014
- "Langston Hughes: Experimental Folklorist." Hidden Folklorists series. Folklife Today - A Library of Congress Blog. Library of Congress. Online. https://blogs.loc.gov/folklife/2018/10/langston-hughes-experimental-folklorist/.
- “Boundaries Bind Unbinding: Langston Hughes’ Musical-Archival Practice.” The Black Sound and the Archive Working Group, Yale University. 13 April 2018. Online. https://campuspress.yale.edu/bsaw/bsaw-exhibition-start-here/boundaries-bind-unbinding-langston-hughes-musical-archival-practice/.
- “Tools of Displacement: How Charlottesville, Virginia’s Confederate statues helped decimate the city’s historically successful black communities.” With Eva Latterner and Gillet Rosenblith. Slate. 23 June 2017. Online. https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2017/06/how-charlottesvilles-confederate-statues-helped-decimate-the-citys-historically-successful-black-communities.html.
Lectures, Roundtables, Symposiums:
“Langston Hughes’ Life in Music.” University of VA. Charlottesville, VA. 7 April 2018. Dissertation Talk.
“Civility, Civil Resistance, and Civil Rights: The Charlottesville Syllabus and Protest at the University of Virginia.” With Maya Hislop, Eva Latterner and Marc Mazique. Humanities Week: Civil Resistance. University of VA. Charlottesville, VA. 6 April 2018. Lecture.
“Conversation with Dr. Kanisha Bond about urban space and white supremacy in Charlottesville, VA.” Planning & Design in the Multicultural Metropolis. University of Maryland. College Park, MD. 6 September 2017. Roundtable.
“Civil Religion After 9/11 In Popular Culture.” With Monica Blair. Introduction to American Studies. University of VA. Charlottesville, VA. 16 November 2016. Lecture.
Guest respondent for Marlon Ross and K. Ian Grandison’s Race, Space, Culture Symposium. University of VA. Charlottesville, VA. 15 December 2015. Symposium