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Status: PhD Student

Adviser: Benjamin Waterhouse

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BS: Appalachian State University
MA: Appalachian State University
Thesis: “‘The Museum as a Tool to Develop Man’s Future’: Public Relations and Public History in Kannapolis, NC”

Research Interests

I am a historian of labor and capitalism. I plan to write my dissertation on the history of the “postindustrial” phenomenon known as “industrial heritage” and how it relates to much older curated displays of industrial landscapes and workers such as factory tours, industrial museums, and World’s Fairs.

My other interests include Appalachian history, the history of the southern textile industry, and media studies.