Public History, MA (Historic Preservation)
College of Arts and Sciences
Advisor: Dr. Nicole Maskiell
Education: B.A. in Criminal Justice and Criminology and B.A. in History
Bio: My interests lie in telling the stories of those historically ignored or presented
in passing by history. In my undergrad, I focused on my family history to explain
the importance of using other, historical sources, rather than depending on genealogical
sites like Ancestry, to fully understand where one's family came from and their experiences.
Currently, my thesis focuses on the social and cultural interactions between Native
American masters and black slaves in early America. Detailing the relationships between
these two minorities groups in the Cherokee and Creek native groups, I hope to add
to an emerging scholarship that points to another layer of early American slavery,
society, culture, and belonging that goes beyond blood.