Phone: (310) 206-5228


Office:1117 Rolfe Hall

Associate Professor, Gender Studies


B.A.- Vassar College, Political Science 2001

M.A.- Yale University, African-American Studies 2007

Ph.D.- Yale University, African American Studies & American Studies 2010.


Princeton University Center for African American Studies Postdoctoral Fellowship 2010
Lerner Scott Prize for Best Doctoral Dissertation in Women’s History, Organization of American Historians, 2010
Sylvia Ardyn Boone Prize for Best Dissertation in African American Culture, Yale University, 2010
Johannesburg Workshop in Theory and Criticism Fellowship, University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa, July 2009


“‘Like I was a Man’: Chain Gangs, Gender, and the Domestic Carceral Sphere in Jim Crow Georgia.” Signs: Journal of Women and Culture in Society (forthcoming Winter, 2013).

Review of Criminal Injustice: Slaves and Free Blacks in Georgia’s Criminal Justice Systemby Glenn McNair.  Journal of African American History 96: 2 (Spring 2011).