I am an associate professor of history at Rosemont College in Philadelphia.

After receiving my doctorate in women’s history from the University of California at Los Angeles, I pursued an alternative academic career for six years, first as the assistant director of the women’s leadership program at Mount St Mary’s College in Los Angeles, where I also taught women’s studies and history, and then as the Director of the Women’s Center at William Paterson University of New Jersey where I held a joint appointment as an assistant professor of history.

My method of Writing In Public is indebted to the practices of the feminist art activists I study.  I have published extensively about feminist art and social movements in the United States.  My current project, The Politics of Women’s Culture, uses a combination of digital and traditional approaches to produce an intellectual history of women’s culture as it developed among activists, artists and academics in the 1970s. I am particularly interested in the intersections between history and art done publicly.

My interest in the digital humanities is in their potential to disrupt the canonical.  I have completed several digital history  projects, working primarily in computational linguistics.  I serve as a Subject Area specialist for NITLE and offer workshops on curricular transformation, digital humanities pedagogy, and tools for digital history projects.  I am the digital humanities editor for Women and Social Movements.  I blog for various venues, including a monthly column for the Mid-Atlantic Regional Center for the Humanities, and at my own blog History in the City.   I can also be found on Twitter or check out my Curriculum Vitae.