Abridged CV


Assistant Professor, Augusta University, Augusta, Georgia. 2021-Present

Bridge Humanities Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC. 2020-2021 AY

Adjunct Professor, Paine College, Augusta, Georgia. 2021


PhD in History, University of South Carolina, 2020

BA English, BA History, University of Georgia, 2014

Grants and Awards

2023 Mini-Conference Grant, Society of Civil War Historians ($5000)

2022 Research Fellow, Center for Social Sciences Research, Augusta University

Grant author and team member, "Breathing Democracy into Spaces: 1st South Carolina Volunteers," McCausland Innovation Fund, University of South Carolina ($50,000)

2021 Washington Library Fellow, Fred W. Smith National Library for the Study of George Washington ($10,000)

2020 Southern Historical Association COVID Microgrant

Excellence in Teaching Award as Instructor of Record, University of South Carolina History Department

2019 Domestic Travel Grant, University of South Carolina Graduate School

Excellence in Teaching Assistantship Award, University of South Carolina History Department

Wilfred and Rebecca Callcott Award for Excellence in Historical Research, University of South Carolina History Department

SPARC Graduate Research Grant, University of South Carolina Graduate School

2017 International Travel Grant, University of South Carolina Graduate School

Selected Presentations

Georgia Association of Historians, “Women’s History as U.S. History and the Murder Trial of Caroline Dement.” February 2022 

South Carolina Historical Association, “Progress and Pushback: Navigating Slavery and the Public in Southern History Sites” Roundtable. February 2021 

Georgia Association of Historians, “‘Senses Were Benumbed:’ Women Nurses and Sensory Intimacy in the Civil War Field Hospital.” February 2020. 

Southern Historical Association, “‘May the Lord shield and protect us from the terrible storm ahead of us’: Elite South Carolina Women’s Anticipation of Secession and War, 1860-1861.” November 2019

Ohio Valley History Conference, “Developing and Utilizing Digital History Projects as a Graduate Student.” October 2019

Conference on Civil War Medicine. “‘The suffering we get used to:’ Sensory History and Civil War Nurses.” Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. October 13, 2018.

British  Association for American Studies, “Anguish, Religion, and Politics: Elite South Carolina Women’s Anticipation of Secession and War, 1860-1861.” April 2017.

Professional Experience

University of South Carolina History Commission Implementation Group, September 2021-December 2021 

University of South Carolina Presidential Commission on University History, Research Associate, September 2020-Present

1st South Carolina Volunteer Infantry Digital Papers, Editor, University of South Carolina Institute for Southern Studies, May 2021-Present

Mapping South Carolina's WPA Slave Narratives, Creator, UofSC Digital US South Initiative, July 2020-Present.

“Ellenton, 1950: Do We Stay or Do We Go?” Teaching Project, Research Assistant, University of South Carolina Aiken, June 2019-August 2020 

Civil War Governors of Kentucky Digital Edition, Graduate Research Associate, 2019

University of South Carolina-Aiken Pickens-Salley House Re-Interpretation, Consulting Historian, January 2019-December 2019

South Caroliniana Library, Manuscripts Processing Graduate Assistant, May 2016-December 2019

Historic Columbia Foundation, Site Interpreter, July 2016-May 2019

Selected Book Reviews

Civil War History, Women Making War: Female Confederate Prisoners and Union Military Justice by Thomas F. Curran (forthcoming)

Journal of Southern History, The Long Civil War: New Explorations of America’s Enduring Conflict edited by John David Smith and Raymond Arsenault (forthcoming)

Journal of the Civil War Era, Calhoun: American Heretic by Robert Elder (forthcoming) 

Civil War Monitor, Rebels in the Making: The Secession Crisis and the Birth of the Confederacy by William L. Barney, 03 June 2020. Access here.

The Register of the Kentucky Historical Society, The Women’s Fight: The Civil War Battles for Home, Freedom, and Nation by Thavolia Glymph, 119.1 (Winter 2021).

H-Net Southern Association for Women Historians, Keep the Days: Reading the Civil War Diaries of Southern Women by Steven M. Stowe, July 2019. Access here.

The Historian, Two Charlestonians at War: The Civil War Odysseys of a Lowcountry Aristocrat and Black Abolitionist, by Barbara L. Bellows 81.2 (Summer 2019): 296-297.

H-Net South Carolina, Making a Slave State: Political Development in Early South Carolina by Robert A. Quintana, November 2018. Access here.