Curriculum vitae

EDUCATION

2021 (anticipated)        Ph.D., Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

                                           History

                                           Major: Atlantic Cultures and the African Diaspora

                                           Minor: African American History

Dissertation: "Islands in the North: (Re)Creating Jamaican Identities & Cultures in Urban North America, 1950s-1990s." Committee: Mia Bay (co-chair), Kathleen Lopez, Walter C. Rucker (co-chair), and Barrington Walker (Wilfrid Laurier University)

2014                                   M.A., York University

                                           History

2013                                   B.A., Specialized Hons., York University

                                           History 

                                            cum laude

AWARDS AND DISTINCTIONS

2005                      Provost’s Scholarship, York University

2009                      Rohan Robinson Bursary, Jamaican Canadian Association

2013                      Member of the Dean’s Honour Roll, York University

2013                      York Graduate Scholarship, York University

2015                      Rutgers Graduate School NB Conference Travel Support

2015                      Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Summer Research Grant, Rutgers History

2016                      Rutgers Graduate School Professional Development Award

2016                      Neal Ira Rosenthal History Travel Award, Rutgers History

2017                      Rutgers Digital Humanities Initiative Seed Grant

2017                     Graduate Fellow, “Black Bodies” Seminar, Rutgers Center for Historical Analysis

2018                     Rutgers School of Graduate Studies Off-Campus Travel Support

TEACHING/WORK EXPERIENCE

Rutgers - New Brunswick

Summer 2020      Instructor, "Popular Music in U.S. History", History Dept.

Fall 2019             Instructor, "Expository Writing I", English Dept. (two sections).

Fall 2018             Instructor, "Expository Writing I", English Dept. (two sections).

2017-present        Research Assistant, Kim Butler, Africana Studies Graduate Certificate Program.

2015-18               Peer Mentor, Teresa Delcorso-Ellmann, GradFund, Rutgers School of Graduate Studies.

Spring 2016         Teaching Assistant, "Development of the U.S. I", History Dept.

Fall 2015             Teaching Assistant, "Development of the U.S. II", History Dept.

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