Scholarship

Publications

“Making Motherhood a Felony: African American Women’s Welfare Rights Activism in New Orleans & the End of Suitable Home Laws, 1959-1962,” Journal of American History, Volume 105, Issue 2, September 2018, p. 291–310.

Conference & Symposium Papers Presented

“My People Aren’t from the Isle of Lesbos: Poverty and Black Queer Social Movements in Atlanta, 1980-1996,” Organization of American Historians Annual Conference, April 4-6, 2019.

“We’re Going to Have Meat & Bread: Funding Grassroots Movements in Atlanta after the War on Poverty,” Urban History Association Biennial Conference, October 18-21, 2018.

“Pat Hussain & Black Queer Lives in Atlanta, 1980-1996,” African American Intellectual History Society Annual Conference, March 30-31, 2018.

“We've Had ANUFF: Black Gay & Lesbian Antipoverty Activism during the HIV/AIDS Crisis in Atlanta, 1985-1996,” American Historical Association Annual Conference, January 4-7, 2018.

“Less Spelling, More Mathematics: Model Neighborhood, Inc. & the Remaking of Black Power in Atlanta, 1966-1974,” African American Intellectual History Society Annual Conference, March 24-5, 2017.                                                                                                                                         •  Awarded the Du Bois-Wells Graduate Student Paper Prize

“I Live in the Struggle: Ethel Mae Mathews & Poor Women’s Political Power in Atlanta,” Beyond Left & Right: What is “Women’s Politics”?, September 8-9, 2016.

“Rats, Roaches, and Unemployment: The Origins of Community Oriented Radical Social Movements in Atlanta, 1964-1968,” American Historical Association Annual Conference, January 7-10, 2016.

“Incomplete Histories: Roxanne Dunbar & Southern Radical Feminism in New Orleans,” Women’s Liberation Movement Conference, March 27-9, 2014.

“Making Motherhood a Felony: African American Women’s Welfare Rights Activity in New Orleans and New York, 1959-1962,” Social Science History Association Annual Conference, November 1-4, 2012.