PhD Candidate (ABD)
Advisor: Grace Elizabeth Hale
Email: mrs8v (at) virginia.edu
Fields & SpecialtiesCrime and Criminal Justice, Race and Ethnicity, American Politics, Media Studies
Ph.D.-History, University of Virginia, expected 2013
M.A.-History, University of Virginia, 2005
B.A. with honors-History, Binghamton University, 2004
“A Woman’s Touch: Gender at Monticello, 1945–1960,” in Entering the Fray: Gender, Culture, and Politics in the New South, ed. Jonathan Wells and Sheila Phipps (Chicago: University of Missouri Press, 2009).
“Law Enforcement Administration Act” in The Social History of Crime and Punishment in America, ed. Wilbur R. Miller (Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE Publications, Inc., 2012).
“Tough on Crime: The Liberal Roots of Punishment and Incarceration”; American Historical Association 127th Annual Meeting; New Orleans, LA, 2013.
“Latino and Asian Street Gangs : How Immigration Shaped the Rise of the Carceral State”; Social Science History Association 37th Annual Meeting; Vancouver, BC, 2012.
“The Golden Dragon Massacre as a Golden Opportunity: Asian American Mobilization in San Francisco, 1977–1990”; Urban History Association 6th Biennial Conference; New York, NY, 2012.
“‘Get Off Your Knees America’: Local Law Enforcement and Federal Crime Politics, 1960–1970”; American Historical Association 126th Annual Meeting; Chicago, IL, 2012.
“Police Politics: Urban Law Enforcement and the ‘Law and Order’ Movement”; Social Science History Association 36th Annual Meeting; Boston, MA, 2011.
“The War on Poverty: Contingency and Federal Crime Control”; Prison Studies Group of the City University of the New York 1st Annual Conference; New York, NY, 2011.
“From White to Black: Race and Definitions of Urban Street Gangs, 1950–1970”; Social Science History Association 35th Annual Meeting; Chicago, IL, 2010.
“Punks or Partners?: Gangs and the War on Poverty”; Boston University 2nd Annual Graduate American Political History Conference; Boston, MA, 2010.
“‘Starting Something’: Civil Rights and the Historical Narratives at Jamestown, 1957”; The Virginia Forum; Richmond, VA, 2007.
“Afraid of Starting Something: Massive Resistance and the Jamestown Festival”; University of Maryland Baltimore County History Graduate Student Conference; Baltimore, MD, 2007.
“Bringing Along the Children: Women and Gender at Monticello, 1945–1960”; Southern Association for Women Historians 7th Conference on Women’s History; Baltimore, MD, 2006.
Instructor, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, 2011
HIUS 200: United States History to 1865 (lecture)
HIUS 450: Crime, Control, and Culture: The History of Crime in Twentieth-Century America (seminar)
Teaching Assistant, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, 2005–2007
HIUS 315: United States Society and Politics, 1900–1945
HIUS 361: History of Women in America, 1600–1865
HIUS 367: History of Civil Rights
HIST 361: Espionage and Intelligence in the Twentieth Century