I am a professor of American history and Eminent Scholar (2019-2024) in the College of Humanities and Sciences at Virginia Commonwealth University. I received my Ph.D. in History from the University of California, Davis. I've taught in California, Hawaii, Scotland, and Ohio. I currently live in Richmond, Virginia.
My research and writing focuses on the histories of Indigenous people and African Americans from the eighteenth century to the present. I am particularly interested in the rich history of the Cherokee people, Indigenous history in the Mountain South and throughout the Southeast, and environmental history. My work is devoted to narrating the past in ways that connect with issues of social justice, environmental sustainability, and racial and gender equality.
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Coming in April 2022