I am a historian, a writer, a teacher, and a lifelong southerner.
I grew up as the child of teachers in 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.
As a graduate worker, I have cultivated skills in archival, library, and virtual qualitative research, archival data management, and undergraduate instruction and lesson design. I also have proficiencies in project design and project management, acquired through my participation in multiple interdisciplinary and vertically-integrated research projects.
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 have a lifelong investment in becoming a better teacher. Read more about that and my teaching activities here. In spring 2022, I am teaching “Public Health in America,” a survey of public health history in the United States from the precolonial era to the present. The syllabus is available here.