216A Himes Hall
US History to 1865; Antebellum South; Slavery in Baton Rouge
Current Research Interests
Slavery and emancipation; policing and incarceration in the U.S. South
PhD, Tulane University, 2020
MA, Tulane University, 2016
BA, Carleton College, 2008
Awards and Honors
Mellon/ACLS Fellowship, American Council of Learned Societies, 2019-2020
Hugh F. Rankin Prize, Louisiana Historical Association, 2019
William F. Holmes Award, Southern Historical Association, 2018
Global South Research Grant, New Orleans Center for the Gulf South, 2017
“The Notorious Bras Coupé: A Slave Rebellion Replayed in Memory, History, and Anxiety,” American Quarterly 72 (March 2020).
“Redefining Vagrancy: Policing Freedom and Disorder in Reconstruction New Orleans, 1862-1868,” Journal of Southern History 84 (February 2018).
“‘Defend with True Hearts unto Death’: Finding Historical Meaning in Confederate Memorial Hall,” Southern Cultures 23 (Winter 2017).