• Elliott Professor of History

    Atkinson 305 | Maples 005
    (434) 223-7296



Ph.D. Florida State University;
M.A. Florida State University;
B.A. Florida State University.

Teaching Interests

African American History
Modern America
Caribbean History

Committee Assignments & Service to the College

Acting Director, Center for Public History

Faculty Representative to the Board of Trustees (2017-2020)

Intercultural Affairs Committee (2017-2020)


2018: "Testing Boundaries: The NAACP and the Caribbean, 1910-1930." Journal of Caribbean History, Vol. 58, No. 2, pp. 198-216 (Dec. 2018).

2016: "Ruby Hurley and the Question of "Respectability" in Media Images of Women Activists in the Civil Rights Era." Included in Women and Magazines in the 21st Century: Race, Gender and New Media, ed. by Noliwe Rooks and Ayana Weekley. London: Routledge Press. (Finalist for the 2017 Ronald T. and Gayla D. Farrar Award in Media and Civil Rights Essay Competition, University of South Carolina School of Journalism)

Honors & Awards

2002/2003 Fulbright Lecturer in Bratislava, Slovakia


Spouse: Tommy Hamilton
Children: Zoe

Research Interests and potential topics for students

I am interested in Twentieth Century U.S. History, African American History, Caribbean History, and Public History.

I would be best qualified to work with students on topics related to those research areas listed. My research specialities particularly focus on civil rights history and the time period of the 1950s-70s.