Writing & Speaking


  • Civic Programming Workshop, American Association for State and Local History Annual Meeting; Buffalo, NY, Sept. 2022
  • Made By Us x Oxford Pennant collaboration, Sept. 2022
  • National Humanities Conference with the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Nov. 2022
  • Texas Historical Commission Real Places Conference, 2023

Looking for a speaker, data or consulting support regarding the next generation, civic engagement, America’s 250th or the “history wars”? Get in touch.


History Museums are Vibrant Civic Spaces – What the New York Times Got Wrong. American Historical Association Perspectives, 2021

Gen Z is leaning in. Are museums ready to make room? American Alliance of Museums, 2021

Busting the Sole Founder Myth (From 1776 to Today), Thrive Global, 2021

A declaration of interdependence, 2021

Nanyehi “Nancy” Ward Helped Lead the Cherokee Nation As a Teenager. Teen Vogue, November 2020

Young Change Makers, Authority Magazine interview, 2020

More Than the Sum of Our Parts. Smithsonian Magazine, 2020

“Klibanoff: Books Can Teach Empathy and Connect Past, Present & Future. That’s Why We’re Helping Teachers Fill Their Classroom Libraries.” The 74, 2020.

History Can Help Shape the Future. But First, We Need To Get Comfortable With Complexity. Thrive Global, 2020

Knowing our History to Strengthen Civic Engagement, National Conference on Citizenship panel, 2020.

Our Hidden Superpower: The Sum of Our Parts. American Association for State and Local History Blog, 2020.

Be Careful What You Wish For. Made By Us, 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. 2020.

#ListenFirstFriday National Conversation Project, 2019.

Interview: Talking Wikidata with Rosie Stephenson-Goodknight, Visiting Wikipedia Scholar.” Northeastern University Library’s Digital Scholarship Blog, 2018. 

“The Flag’s History: A Model of Collaboration and Process,” The Bridge Alliance blog, 2018.

“Faneuil Hall: Cradle of Liberty, Funded by Slavery.” Early Black Boston Digital Almanac, February 2018.

“Beyond Statues: A Digital Intervention for Commemoration,” Northeastern Graduate Student History Conference, 2018. 

Longfellow House-Washington’s Headquarters, National Register of Historic Places Documentation Update. National Park Service, 2018. 

Radical Silence: The Story of WGTB-FM is a mini-documentary sharing the eventful life of Georgetown’s radio station through 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.

SISTORY was 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.

Rest in Power: Three Sisters, the Graveyard Shift and the Supreme Court

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.”

Liquor Ladies, Bootlegging Queens

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.

Welcome South, Brother: How a Radio Station Put Georgia on the 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.

The Brooklyn Bridge

Raindrop. Drop top. She built a bridge when her man stopped. How Emily Roebling stepped up and built. that. bridge.

The Star-Shmangled Banner

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.

She-Merchants: Sell Goods, Get Money, Be Beholden to No Man

Boston’s 18th-century businesswomen left their significant estates to other women.

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