2018 Doctor of Philosophy, History, Duke University.
2012 Master of Arts, History, Mississippi State University. Concentrations: History of the United States, History of Women
2011 Bachelor of Arts, History, Summa Cum Laude, Mississippi State University
August 2019- Present Lecturer in Women’s and Gender History, University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles
Forthcoming “Too Big to Fail? Families, Internal Improvement, and State Government in Antebellum North Carolina.” Journal of the Early Republic 41, no. 3. (Fall 2021).
Manuscript in Preparation
A Republic of Credit: Building a National Family from Revolution to Reconstruction. (Revisions in process).
The Business of Emotions in Modern History, co-edited with Andrew Popp. Under contract with Bloomsbury Academic for the History of Emotions series.
Forthcoming Cathleen D. Cahill, Recasting the Vote: How Women of Color Transformed the Suffrage Movement. (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2020). Annals of Iowa.
2021 Lisa Tendrich Frank and LeeAnn Whites, eds. Household War: How Americans Lived and Fought the Civil War. (Athens, Ga.: University of Georgia Press, 2020). Journal of the Civil War Era 11, no. 2. (June 2021).
2020 Steven E. Nash and Bruce E. Stewart, eds. Southern Communities: Identity, Conflict, and Memory in the American South. (Athens, Ga. and London: University of Georgia Press, 2019). Journal of Southern History 86, no. 1. (February 2020).
2019 Michael D. Robinson. A Union Indivisible: Secession and the Politics of Slavery in the Border States. (Chapel Hill, NC: University of North Carolina Press, 2017). H-Nationalism, (August 2019).
2013 Libra R. Hilde, Worth a Dozen Men: Women and Nursing in the Civil War South. (Charlottesville, University of Virginia Press, 2012). Society of Civil War Historians Newsletter XXVI, No. 1, (Winter 2013).
Fellowships, Grants, and Awards
2018 Alfred D. Chandler Jr. Travel Grant, Business History Conference
2017-2018 David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library Reference Internship, Duke University
2017 Alfred D. Chandler, Jr. Travel Grant, Business History Conference
2016 Lewis P. Jones Fellowship in South Carolina History, South Caroliniana Library
2016 Mellon Research Fellowship, Virginia Historical Society
2016 Anne Firor Scott Research Award, Duke University
2016 Summer Research Fellowship, Duke University Graduate School
2015 Summer Research Fellowship, Duke University Graduate School
2015 Domestic Dissertation Travel Award, Duke University Graduate School
2014 Summer Research Fellowship, Duke University Graduate School
2013 Summer Research Grant, Duke University History Department
2012-2018 History Department Fellowship, Duke University
2011 James W. Garner Scholarship, Mississippi State University
2021 “‘My Family, White and Black’: Slavery and the Language of Family,” Southern Historical Association Junior Scholars Workshop, August 2021.
2021 “The History of Emotions as Method,” Duke History Department Methods Lab, Durham, North Carolina, April 2021.
2020 “Votes for Women! The Nineteenth Amendment at 100,” Asheboro Public Library, Asheboro, North Carolina, June 2020.
2020 “‘happy in [his] love and protection’: Political Mistresses, Scandal, and American Society in the Long Nineteenth Century,” Mobile Opera Lecture Forum, Mobile, Alabama, February 2020.
Conference Presentations and Activities
2021 “‘Northern Brethren’ and ‘Southern Sister States’: Family Metaphors in the Civil War Era,” St. George Tucker Society, July 2021. (Invited Panelist).
2021 “An Awkward Dilemma”: Women and Family Property in the Antebellum Era, Society for Historians of the Early American Republic, July 2021.
2021 “‘the land of my father’: Family Identity and Sectional Loyalty in the Civil War Era,” Society of Civil War Historians, July 2020. (Conference postponed from 2020 due to COVID-19).
2020 “The Life-blood of Love, Friendship, Business, and Politics: The Gender of Emotional Labor in the Nineteenth-Century United States,” Berkshire Conference of Women Historians, Baltimore, Maryland, May 2020. (Panel Organizer). (Conference cancelled due to COVID-19).
2020 “‘For No Other Reason Than That They Wished Me’: Family Economic Strategies in the Antebellum United States,” Business History Conference, Charlotte, North Carolina, March 2020.
2019 Invited Discussant, “Votes for Women: A Portrait of Resistance,” The Greenberg Steinhauser Forum in American Portraiture. National Portrait Gallery, Washington, D.C., April 2019.
2019 Panel Moderator, “A Working Collection,” Symposium on Women Across the Disciplines, Durham, North Carolina, April 2019.
2018 “‘I am writing this moment with a small favor:’ Women and Credit in Family Business Networks,” Business History Conference, Baltimore, Maryland, April 2018. (Panel Organizer).
2018 Democracy and Practice: What the C19 Can Teach Us Now (A Roundtable), C19: Society of Nineteenth-Century Americanists, Albuquerque, New Mexico, March 2018.
2017 “Creating an Affectionate Family: Family, Credit, and Nation Building in the Nineteenth-Century South,” Southern Historical Association, Dallas, Texas, November 2017. (Panel Co-Organizer).
2017 “‘So faithful & able a public servant:’ Politics and Political Culture in the Antebellum United States,” Triangle Early American History Seminar, Durham, NC, October 2017.
2017 “‘Testimonials of Affection:’ Gender, Affective Labor, and Family Ties in the Antebellum South,” Society for Historians of the Early American Republic, Philadelphia, PA, July 2017.
2017 “The Family State: Family Credit and the Public Good in the Antebellum U.S.,” Triangle Legal History Seminar, Durham, NC, April 2017.
2017 “‘I am induced to trouble you:’ Family, Affective Labor, and Business Networks in the Antebellum U.S.,” Business History Conference, Denver, Colorado, March 2017.
2017 “‘Your Obedient Servant:’ Family and Business Culture in the Antebellum U.S.,” American Historical Association, Denver, Colorado, January 2017.
2016 “A House of Cards: Familial Economic Networks and the State in Antebellum North Carolina,” Law in the History of Capitalism, American Bar Foundation, Chicago, Illinois, June 2016.
2014 “‘It is not from want of affection […]’: Gender and Emotional Convention in the Antebellum South,” Rethinking Resources as a Dimension of Historical Agency, 2014 Duke Graduate Student Conference, Durham, North Carolina, January 2014.
2019 “The Year of the Woman, Part II,” Duke University Women’s Center, Duke University, February 5, 2019.
2018 “Making the Most of Conferences as a Graduate Student,” Department of History, Duke University, November 30, 2018.
2018 “The Efficient Archival Researcher,” David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, May 8, 2018.
2018 “Ask an Archivist,” Panel Moderator, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, April 17, 2018.
2018 Views of the Great War: Highlights from the Duke University Libraries. Co-curator, August 14, 2018-February 23, 2019, Mary Duke Biddle Room, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.
2016 Malignant Fever: Benjamin Rush and the 1793 Yellow Fever Epidemic in Philadelphia. Curator, January 4-March 11, 2016, Mary Duke Biddle Room, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.
2018 “‘Since the war began ‘times ain’t what they used to be:’ Life at Trinity College During the Great War.” Guest Post on The Devil’s Tale: Dispatches from the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, November 2, 2018. Reprinted in Duke Universities Libraries Magazine 32, no. 1, (Fall-Winter 2018-19): 20-23.
2018 “The Good, The Bad, and The Just Plain Weird.” Guest Post on The Devil’s Tale: Dispatches from the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, June 6, 2018.
2018 “Apple Pie and Raspberry Shrub (1836) – Rubenstein Library Test Kitchen.” Guest Post on The Devil’s Tale: Dispatches from the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, May 31, 2018.
2018 “A ‘malicious fabrication’ by a ‘mendacious scribbler for the ‘New York Times.’” Guest Post on The Devil’s Tale: Dispatches from the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, March 12, 2018.
2017 “SHEAR: A Model of Community, Engagement, and Support.” Guest Post on The Republic, August 7, 2017.
2016 “Close the exemption that allows Trump to have conflicts of interest as president.” Raleigh News & Observer, December 7, 2016.
- American Women’s History after 1865, Department of History (Fall 2021, Fall 2019)
- Southern Women’s History, Department of History (Fall 2021, Fall 2020, Spring 2020)
- U.S. History after 1865, Department of History (Fall 2021, Spring 2021, Fall 2019)
- Women’s Work: Women, Business, and Economics in the U.S., Department of History (Spring 2021)
- Historical Skills and Methods, Department of History (Spring 2021)
- American Women’s History to 1865, Department of History (Fall 2020)
- Women and Politics in the United States, Department of History (Fall 2020, Fall 2019)
- Graduate Introductory Research Seminar: “Women in the U.S. South” (Spring 2020)
- US History to 1865, Department of History (Spring 2020)
- History of Business in the U.S., Department of History (Winter 2019)
- Women and the Political Process, Department of Gender, Sexuality, and Feminist Studies (Fall 2018)
- The Era of the American Revolution, Department of History (Fall 2018, Summer 2017)
- Teaching Assistant, American Business History, Department of History (Fall 2015)
- Teaching Assistant, American Dreams, American Realities, Department of History (Spring 2015)
- Teaching Assistant, North American Environmental History, Department of History (Fall 2012)
Mississippi State University
- Teaching Assistant, Modern U.S. History, Department of History (Spring 2012)
- Teaching Assistant, Modern U.S. History, Mississippi State University (Fall 2011)
- Lauren Dillon, UNC-Greensboro, History, MA Advisor.
- David Kay, UNC-Greensboro, History, MA Exam Committee
2017-2018 Reference Intern, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Duke University
2016-2018 Research Assistant, Dr. Laura F. Edwards
2013-2014 Research Assistant, Conference organizer for graduate research conference, Rethinking Resources as a Dimension of Historical Agency, Duke University, Supervisor: Dr. Peter Sigal
2020-present Advisory Board, Papers of Martin Van Buren
2019-present Submissions Reviewer, Enterprise & Society
2019-present Graduate Committee, Southern Association for Women Historians
2015-2016 Graduate Student Connection Committee, Society of Civil War Historians
2016-2017 Graduate-Faculty Committee, Department of History, Duke University
Fall 2016 Chair, History Graduate Student Association, Duke University
2016 Conference Organizer, “The Transferable PhD: Converting Academic Skills to Broader Career Paths,” Duke University
2015-2016 Steering Committee, History Professional Development Committee, Duke University
2014-2016 History Professional Development Committee, Duke University
2013-2014 Graduate Student Representative, History Faculty Meetings, Duke University
2013-2014 Graduate-Faculty Committee, Department of History, Duke University
2013-2014 History Graduate Student Association Curriculum Committee, Duke University
Interviews and Media Apperances
H-Business “Mandy Cooper & Andrew Popp – Business History and the History of Emotions,” podcast episode of The Executive Summary: A Podcast from the Editors of H-Business, with Ashton Merck, April 2, 2021.
UNCG “100 Years of Women’s Suffrage: Q&A with UNCG Historian,” interview with Alexandra McQueen, August 28, 2020.
Fox8 News “Women’s suffrage: How North Carolina Missed an Opportunity to Make History,” interview with Michael Hennessey, August 21, 2020.
Southern Historical Association
Southern Association for Women Historians
Society of Civil War Historians
Business History Conference
American Society for Legal History
Society for Historians of the Early American Republic