Past Projects

A full list of fellowships, academic publications, conference presentations, etc., can be reviewed here.
I’ve hosted three podcast projects for Slate Plus: one on the history of American slavery, with co-host Jamelle Bouie; another on the history of fascism, with co-hosts June Thomas and Josh Keating; and a third on the history of Reconstruction, again with Jamelle Bouie.
“You might still have time to write your three-year-old weekly newsletter after having a baby,” they said. Nope!
The Vault
I used to run The Vault, a historical-documents blog on Between November 2012 and the spring of 2016, I posted three to five times a week, offering archival items that are particularly funny, thought-provoking, sad, beautiful, or amazing. A typical Vault post featured a large image of a letter, photograph, object, or film clip, paired with a bit of historical interpretation and context. Here are the blog’s greatest hits.

The Vault is now largely dormant, and some days I miss it a lot. If you are interested in pitching an item or a post for the blog, please use my contact form to get in touch. I still run guest posts from time to time.