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  • Yale University, PhD in American Studies, May 2018

    • Certificate in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, May 2018

  • Yale University, M.A. and M.Phil in American Studies, 2013

  • Oberlin College, B.A. in History, Oberlin, OH





  • Director, Winston Tabb Special Collections Research Center, Johns Hopkins University, October 2020-present

  • Curator in Public Humanities, Sheridan Libraries and Museums, Johns Hopkins University, July 2018-present

  • Lecturer, Program in Museums and Society, Johns Hopkins University, Aug 2019-present

  • Lecturer, Department of American Studies, Yale University, Fall 2016-Spring 2017

  • Public Humanities Director, Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Historical Society, San Francisco, 2005-2011

Grants & Awards

  • MAP Fund grant, The Peabody Ballroom Experience, 2020.

  • American Historical Association’s Allan Bérubé Prize for outstanding work in public GLBT history, 2010.

  • National Council for Public History, “Outstanding Public History Project Award,” Polk Street: Lives in Transition, 2011.

  • California Council for the Humanities “Humanities for All” grant, ACT UP San Francisco Oral History Project, 2017.

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