WRITING & PRESENTATIONS
- History Museums are Vibrant Civic Spaces – What the New York Times Got Wrong. American Historical Association Perspectives, 2021
- Nanyehi “Nancy” Ward Helped Lead the Cherokee Nation As a Teenager. Teen Vogue, November 2020
- Young Change Makers, Authority Magazine interview
- More Than the Sum of Our Parts. Smithsonian Voices, November 2020
- “Klibanoff: Books Can Teach Empathy and Connect Past, Present & Future. That’s Why We’re Helping Teachers Fill Their Classroom Libraries.” The 74, Sept. 2020.
- History Can Help Shape the Future. But First, We Need To Get Comfortable With Complexity. Thrive Global, June 2020
- Knowing our History to Strengthen Civic Engagement, National Conference on Citizenship panel, July 2020.
- Our Hidden Superpower: The Sum of Our Parts. American Association for State and Local History Blog, August 2020.
- Life Interrupted: This Defining Moment for Gen-Z. AdWeek Panel with EY and Snap.
- Be Careful What You Wish For. Made By Us, June 2020.
- Made By Us – Summer School, Connecticut League of History Organizations. June 2020.
- “Social Knowledge Creation in the Digital Humanities: Case Studies.” Book Chapter, Social Knowledge in the Humanities. Cara Marta Messina, Sarah Connell, Julia Flanders, Caroline Klibanoff, and Sarah Payne, May 2020.
- Putting E Pluribus Unum into Practice – Collaboration in the Age of Coronavirus. Made By Us, April 2020.
- #ListenFirstFriday National Conversation Project blog post, July 2019.
- “Digital Public Humanities Panel,” Northeastern Humanities Center and NULab for Texts, Maps and Networks, March 2019.
- “Beyond Granite: New Directions in Commemoration,” panelist and moderator at National Council on Public History annual conference, March 2019.
- “Best Practices for Working with Technologists to Create Visitor Experiences,” presentation at New England Museum Association annual conference.
- “Lighter, Stronger, Faster: The Herreshoff Legacy” exhibition, MIT Museum. Produced video components, October 2018.
- “Interview: Talking Wikidata with Rosie Stephenson-Goodknight, Visiting Wikipedia Scholar.” Northeastern University Library’s Digital Scholarship Blog, June 2018.
- “The Flag’s History: A Model of Collaboration and Process,” The Bridge Alliance blog, June 2018.
- “Faneuil Hall: Cradle of Liberty, Funded by Slavery.” Early Black Boston Digital Almanac, February 2018.
- “Beyond Statues: A Digital Intervention for Commemoration,” paper presented at Northeastern Graduate Student History Conference, March 2018.
- “Arsenal of Democracy” Exhibit, National World War II Museum. Researcher for multimedia components by Northern Light Productions, June 2017.
- Longfellow House-Washington’s Headquarters, National Register of Historic Places Documentation Update. National Park Service, 2018.
DIGITAL EXPERIENCES & CAMPAIGNS
Held every year between Juneteenth and July 4th, the Civic Season is a BIG IDEA in every sense – and a dream for me to help build, as a scholar of commemorative practice. The Civic Season is a meaningful, shared moment to explore what you stand for, understand “how we got here” so you can develop your views and take civic action year-round.
The first program from Made By Us, My Wish For U.S. invites your hopes and dreams for the future of the United States. It was the first program officially recognized by America250, the U.S. Semiquincentennial Commission coordinating the largest, most inclusive commemoration of U.S. history yet – our 250th anniversary in 2026. We also teamed up with First Book to donate 45,000 books to Title 1 teachers who shared their wish.
This crowdsourced map reveals 500+ cultural institutions worldwide that are documenting and collecting stories and memories around COVID-19. A collaboration between Made By Us and the International Federation for Public History.
In an age of fervent debate around who and what should be memorialized by statues, monuments and plaques, The Atlas of Southern Memory presents a prototype for a platform that can enable broader participation, annotation, and exploration in “what gets remembered.” Read more. My graduate thesis project was funded in part by a grant from the NULab for Texts, Maps and Networks.
The American Civic Collaboration Awards, or Civvys, celebrates civic collaborative efforts at the local, regional and national level. I developed and managed these annual awards with the Bridge Alliance, Big Tent Nation and the National Conference on Citizenship from 2016-2019.
EXHIBITIONS & PUBLIC PROGRAMS
The Polaroid Project at MIT Museum | Exhibition Project Manager
LEFT: History of Kendall Square “Phone Booth” Interactive Exhibit | Project Manager + All Audio Content
RIGHT: In Motion at MIT Museum | Exhibition Project Manager
STATES OF INCARCERATION at Northeastern University | Project manager, panel creation, marketing
USD Conversations: “The Impact of Misinformation on American Democracy, Past and Present” (Moderator)
For Freedoms, Made By Us, JANM and MOCA: “GOTV: The Role of the Artist” with Glenn Kaino, Kristina Wong, Claudia Peña (Moderator)
SISTORY is a passion project, a history blog and newsletter I ran for several years with my two sisters, featuring weekly posts connecting history with pop culture for Millennial women. Some post selections are below.
The girls built a one-room shack on the cemetery grounds and lived in it 24/7, guarding the property with shotguns. They put up a sign that said “Trespass at Your Own Peril.”
When alcohol was outlawed in 1920, women more often than men stepped up to (literally) serve. Meet some of these queens in this interactive map.
In 1922, Detroit, Pittsburgh, and Chicago had wide-ranging radio broadcast stations; Atlanta, the foremost Southern city, did not, representing a void for the whole region.
Raindrop. Drop top. She built a bridge when her man stopped. How Emily Roebling stepped up and built. that. bridge.
How’d we get stuck with this national anthem? Turns out, we had our chance to change it. In 1861, the Committee Upon the National Hymn was formed to find a new national anthem. They were not successful.
Boston’s 18th-century businesswomen left their significant estates to other women.
THE PAST IS FEMALE, TOO
We all know “The Future is Female.” And though women have often been left out of the narrative, we know “The Past is Female Too.” Sistory launched this popular campaign of content and t-shirts.
Radical Silence: The Story of WGTB-FM is a mini-documentary sharing the eventful life of Georgetown’s radio station from its massive reach and impact, radical content and eventual sale.
NEWS LITERACY, INFORMED CITIZENS & CONSUMER-DRIVEN MEDIA. For my undergraduate American Studies thesis, I evaluated programs and drafted solutions to empower a news-literate public that would demand high-quality journalism.