assistant professor, Washburn University, 2011-present
visiting lecturer, Georgia State University, 2010-2011
Mellon teaching fellow, Agnes Scott College, 2009-2010
I am interested in the development of a distinctive American cultural identity and the place of economic, race, and ethnic difference within that larger national identity.
My current research project examines the development of commercial, public dining in America as a window into these subjects.
As a new professor at Washburn, I hope to be involved in diversity initiatives at the University.
Co-curator, “Portrait and Text: African American Artists of Dance, Music and the Written Word,” MARBL (Atlanta, GA), 2011,
Mellon Foundation Graduate Teaching Dissertation Completion Fellowship, 2009-2010 “Worthy of Respect: Black Waiters in Boston before the Civil War.” Food and History 5 (February 2008): 205-18