Director of the Project for Technology in History Education
Advisor: Grace Elizabeth Hale
Office Hours: Monday-Thursday 10-2
Office: Nau 336
Email: ees2b (at) virginia.edu
Fields & Specialties20th Century US Cultural History; the South; working-class culture
Ph.D., History, University of Virginia, Charlottesville (expected May 2015)
M.A., History, University of Virginia, Charlottesville (May 2010)
Thesis: “’I’ll Never Pass Again’: Narratives of Racial Passing in African-American Confession Magazines of the 1950s”
B.A., History, summa cum laude, University of the South, Sewanee, Tennessee (May 2005)
Thesis: “Snow White-ness: How American Cartoons of the 1930s and 1940s Construct Racial Identity”
My dissertation examines the history of the Highlander Folk School from 1932 to 1962, with an emphasis on how the school used labor and folk music, as well as dramas and documentary films, as tools for organizing in labor and civil rights.
Full curriculum vitae available here.