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I work and live with my wife and two kids in glorious upstate New York. When I’m not history-ing, I like to run, play Nintendo, and obsess over Tar Heel basketball.


Ph.D., History–University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2016



Teaching Public History, co-edited with Julia Brock (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2023).

Poll Power: The Voter Education Project and the Movement for the Ballot in the American South (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2019).

Peer-Reviewed Articles

“Howard Zinn’s Public History,” The Public Historian 44, no. 3 (August 2022), 92-109.

“Journalism, COVID-19, and the Opportunity of Oral History,” Oral History Review 47, no. 2 (2020): 253-259.

“‘A Problem of Visibility’: Remembering and Forgetting the Civil War in Cortland, New York,” The Public Historian (November 2019): 83-99.

“Reginald Hawkins, the 1968 North Carolina Democratic Primary, and the Future of Black Political Participation,” Journal of Civil and Human Rights (Fall/Winter 2019): 68-88.

“‘An Uncommon Meeting of Minds’: The Council for United Civil Rights Leadership in the Black Freedom Struggle, 1963-1967,” Journal of African American History (Summer 2019): 392-414.

“Monroe is Hell: Voter Purges, Registration Drives, and the Civil Rights Movement in Ouachita Parish, Louisiana,” Louisiana History (Winter 2018): 40-66.

“The Carolina Gay Association, Oral History, and Coming Out at the University of North Carolina,” co-authored with Aaron Hayworth, Oral History Review (Winter/Spring 2016): 115-137.

“Preventing a Second Redemption: The Voter Education Project and Black Elected Officials, 1966-1968,” Southern Historian (Spring 2015): 24-34.

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    National Council on Public History

    Organization of American Historians

    Southern Historical Association

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