Professional Activities

  • Society for the History of Women in the Americas, University of Reading. 5-6th July 2019Keynote: “Born to Bloom Unseen? Exploring the Marginalized Voices of Black Female Intellectuals in early 19th Century America.

  • Current Member of the AHRC Peer Review Panel
  • Invited speaker at Australian and New Zealand American Studies Association, Sydney, 2008

  • Recipient of the Arthur Miller Prize for best journal length article for my piece, “Courtship Contests and The Meaning of Conflict in the Folklore of Slaves,” Journal of Southern History, 71:4 (Nov 2005), pp. 769-802.
  • Peer reviewer for the Journal of American Studies, American Nineteenth Century History, and Slavery and Abolition.

External Activities

  • Member of British Association of American Studies
  • Member of British American Nineteenth Century Historians
  • Teaching Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

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