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Publications and Projects

Forthcoming scholarly essays in Wreck and Ruin (anthology), a

and Critical Companion to Contemporary Directors: Mel Gibson

(Lexington Books)


Interview, “On Primary Sources with Katherine Cottle”

with Cila Warncke, June 2023.

Interview excerpt, GPEP Video, 10th Anniversary: Our First Ten Years:, 2023


NEH Summer Scholar, Ball State University

Indianapolis, Indiana, Summer 2023


"The 'Golden Era" of 3-D Creature Features: Luring Humans Back to the Movie Theater with Interactive Fear"

Horror Homeroom, Fall 2022


"The Fast and Furious Formula: The Role of Family in Meaningful Work"

Contemporaries at Post45, Fall 2022


NEH Summer Scholar, University of Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Summer 2022


Reference, “Network Text Analysis” (Chapter 5)

Work from "Viral Networks" NEH/NIH Advanced Workshop

included in Text Mining Information Professionals

editors Manika Lamba and Margam Madhusudhan

Springer Publishing, April 2022

Poem, “Walking on Water”

Little Eagle Creek Anthology (Brick Street Poetry) , Fall 2021

NEH Summer Scholar, Crow Canyon Archaeological Center

Cortez, Colorado, Summer 2021

Book Club Selection, The Hidden Heart of Charm City

Baltimore County Public Libraries, Hereford Branch

Book Club Speaker, January 2021.

International Blues Scholars Certificate

NEH Summer Scholar, Delta State University

Cleveland, Mississippi, Summer 2019

Poem, "The Delta Blues"

Tipton Poetry Journal, Issue #42, Summer 2019


Poems, "Photograph of a Girl" and "Fence"

Tipton Poetry Journal, Issue #41, Spring 2019


Contributing Scholar, "Anatomical Reading of Correspondence: A Case Study of Epistolary Analysis." Viral Networks: Connecting Digital Humanities and Medical History (NEH/National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health)

VT Publishing (2019)

Report, "Alternative Genre: Audience, Assessment, Awareness: A Collaborative Project between Advanced Genetics and Writing Studies," with Mark Hiller, Ph.D.
Configurations: The Official Journal of the Society for Literature, Science, and the Arts
JHU PRESS (2018)
Review, Borderlands and Crossroads: Writing the Motherland, edited by Jane Satterfield and Laurie Kruk
JMWW (July 2017)
Four Poems
JMI (Demeter Press, 2017)
Essay, "Baltimore's Hidden Communication"
Popular Culture Review (Summer 2017)
Speaker, "Creative Nonfiction"
Dublin Writers' Conference, Dublin
June 2017
Essay, "Port of Entry"
Social Justice and American Literature (Salem Press, 2017)
Presentation, "Baltimore Sideshow"
PCA/ACA Far West Conference, Las Vegas
February 2017
Presentation, International Journal of Arts and Sciences
Munich, Germany
June 2016
Presentation: "Mapping a City's Desires from the Outside-In: Intimate Baltimore Correspondence Between Eleanor Roosevelt and her Journalist, Lorena Hickok"
CEA Conference, Denver
March 2016
Winning Poem "Don't Fight" (Burmese Climbing Rhyme)
Phi Kappa Phi Forum Poetry Contest: Innovation Issue
Fall 2015 edition of Phi Kappa Phi Forum
Dissertation, 2015
Nominated for the 2015 CGS/ProQuest Distinguished Dissertation Award


Locating Desire: Intimate Baltimore Letters from Slavery to Civil Rights

Featuring preserved and unpreserved correspondence by Frederick Douglass, Mark Twain and Olivia Langdon Twain, Ralph Waldo Emerson and Lidian Jackson Emerson, H.L. Mencken and Sara Haardt, F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald, Eleanor Roosevelt and Lorena Hickok, Emily Dickinson and Susan Huntington Dickinson, and W.E.B. Du Bois and Nina Gomer Du Bois, among others.  

(Photo: The Port of Baltimore, 1890)

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