My teaching interests, like my research interests, revolve around slavery and emancipation in the Atlantic World, gender and sexuality, political economy, and the study of incarceration.
My life has been enriched because of the care teachers have shown me, at all levels of my education, and my greatest ambition is to pass that forward to students of my own. A love of teaching and mentoring lies at the heart of everything I do.
At Duke, I have been a teaching assistant for a number of courses, taught a course of my own design, and worked as a consultant at the Thompson Writing Program Writing Studio, where I learned student-led approaches to writing instruction. I have also acted as a mentor for undergraduate researchers through the Mellon Humanities Unbounded MicroWorlds Lab. In 2019, I participated in a Duke Summer Doctoral Academy called Teaching with Archives in order to learn how to more effectively incorporate the use of archival material, both physical and digitized, into my teaching. By pursuing Certificates in College Teaching and Teaching Writing in the Disciplines, I aim to bolster my pedagogical skills as an instructor of students of all levels.
Before coming to graduate school, I volunteered at the Bard High School Early College writing center and worked as a private social studies and English tutor in New York City. During the 2018-19 academic year, I was a volunteer GED/HiSET tutor at the Durham Literacy Center.