I am an associate professor of history.

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. I work 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 blog for various venues, including a 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.



 feminist art, women’s history, higher education, women in higher education, women and the internet, online communities, online activism, hashtag activism