I am a CLIR Postdoctoral Fellow at the Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library and the Emory Center for Digital Scholarship (ECDS), Emory University. I recently completed a PhD in English with a certificate in American Studies at The Graduate Center, City University of New York.
My dissertation, Archives of Transnational Modernism: Lost Networks of Art and Activism, laid the groundwork for my current book project, Dear Folks at Home: African American Women Organizers, Writing, and the Spanish Civil War. My edition of previously unpublished correspondence and poems, Langston Hughes, Nancy Cunard, and Louise Thompson: Poetry, Politics, and Friendship in the Spanish Civil War, was published in the Lost & Found CUNY Poetics Documents series. My article on Nancy Cunard’s Spanish Civil War scrapbook was published in the Massachusetts Review (2014). “‘A Black Man Replies’: Claude McKay’s Challenge to the British Left” (2016) was recently published in Lateral.
As a CLIR postdoc at Emory, I collaborate with librarians, archivists, technologists, and scholars on a number of digital projects that involve archival material. My own current digital project analyzes network graphs of the people, organizations, places, and titles represented in the Rose Library’s collections related to twentieth-century African-American artists and writers. In addition, at ECDS I run workshops for faculty, staff, and students on digital tools for research, professionalization, and pedagogy that draw on my teaching experience at John Jay College, my work as a Writing Fellow at Brooklyn College, and my service on the editorial collective of The Journal of Interactive Technology and Pedagogy.