- B.S. Southern Illinois University
- M.A., Ph.D. University of California, Berkeley
Areas of Expertise
Nineteenth Century United States, Early Republic, Civil War Era, African American
Current research includes two book projects: African American Correspondence in the Civil War Era and Nineteenth Century American Family: An Exploration of Identity, Nationality, and Race in the Upper South.
Selected Research and Publications
- Evangelicalism and the Politics of Reform in Northern Black Thought, 1776-1863 (Louisiana State University Press, 2010).
- Biographies for James McCune Smith and James Otis, Encyclopedia of African American History, Facts on File, 2010.
- Book Review: Margaret Humphreys, Intensely Human: The Health of Black Soldiers in American Civil War, Journal of American History, December 2008.
- U.S. to 1865
- African Diaspora in the U.S. to 1877
- African Diaspora in the U.S. since 1877
- Women, Religion, and the Politics of Reform
- Slave Women in Antebellum America
- The Old South and Modern Memory
- Civil War and Reconstruction (co-taught with Professor Stuart McConnell, Pitzer)
- Modern Civil Rights Movement
- African American Women's History
- History Seminar
- Core III: Colonialism/Imperialism and Race and the United States
- Core II: Riotous Americans: Los Angeles and the Poetics of Unrest (co-taught with Warren Liu)