Writing

“In Hudson, Ohio, Whose History Matters?” (Belt Magazine, June 8, 2021)

“Genius at the Intersection: Thanks to Oberlin faculty and students, the story of College and Conservatory grad Shirley Graham Du Bois ’34 will not be forgotten.” (Oberlin Alumni Magazine, Summer 2021)

“Blight to the Heart: Oberlin Students and Alumni Fought for Women’s Suffrage. Oberlin College Didn’t.” (Oberlin Alumni Magazine, Fall/Winter 2020)

“Oral Histories of the 1969 Cuyahoga River Fire” (Belt Magazine, June 3, 2019; reprinted in Dispatches from the Rust Belt, Vol. II: The Best of Belt Magazine 2019)

“Elusive Equality” (Oberlin Alumni Magazine, Spring 2019)

“Elusive Equality: A Conversation with Carol Lasser and Gary Kornblith” (Oberlin.edu, May 9, 2019)

“A Banner Held High: The Legacy of Mary Church Terrell” (Oberlin Alumni Magazine, Winter 2018-19)

“A Short History of Cleveland’s Flats” (Belt Magazine, January 8, 2019)

“The Woman Who Challenged Darwin’s Sexism” (Smithsonian Magazine, October 9, 2017)

“The Ugly History of American Immigration” (The Week, September 21, 2017)

“Confederate Statues Are History—So is Taking Them Down” (Electric Literature, August 23, 2017)

“Whose History Do We Preserve?” (University of Massachusetts Press, September 26, 2016)

“Writing Public History in Cleveland” (past@present, University of Massachusetts Department of History, August 1, 2016)

“Memorializing Tamir Rice with Pokemon Go” (Belt Magazine, July 20, 2016)

“Remembering Hough, Fifty Years Later” (Belt Magazine, July 14, 2016)

“Women Ruled the Floor When the GOP First Came to Cleveland” (Smithsonian Magazine, July 12, 2016, originally published in Belt Magazine)

“When Cleveland Became a ‘Convention City'” (Belt Magazine, July 11, 2016)

“Learning to Tweet Like a Historian” (past@present, University of Massachusetts Department of History, April 13, 2016)

Press coverage of my work:

Interview in Smithsonian Magazine (“The Cuyahoga River Caught Fire at Least a Dozen Times but No One Cared Until 1969” June 19, 2019)