I am a teacher, an organizer, and a historian from Augusta, Georgia. I have a Bachelor of Arts in History and a Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology, each from the University of Alabama (#rolltide). I’m invested in learning and teaching the history of local people and places to make myself and others better neighbors.
During my graduate education, I have cultivated a variety of skills in research, teaching, and project management. Beyond specialized content knowledge oriented toward historical research, I am proficient in archival practice and archival data management, research project design for individual scholars and for collaborative groups, and instruction in history and writing. I expand on this experience here.
My doctoral research recovers medicine’s role as a key site of contestation between Indigenous people, settlers, and the U.S. government between 1880 and 1934. I argue that Kiowas, members of a tribal nation of the Great Plains, used both Indigenous and Western healing practices to sustain and reconstitute their communities through this era of settler occupation. For more on my academic background and research interests, click here.
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I have been privileged to teach and mentor undergraduate students while at Duke University and am committed to a lifelong investment in becoming a better teacher. Read more about that and my teaching activities here.