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Graves Award in the Humanities

My new research and teaching project “Trans-Saharan History: Centering Connectivity in African Studies” wins the 2016 Graves. The Graves Award is sponsored by Pomona College, with oversight from the American Council of Learned Society (ACLS). Its intent is to encourage and reward outstanding research and teaching in the humanities.

Trans-Saharan Trade routes, 15th century

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“Teaching with Tumblr: Building a Digital Archive of Gender, Race & Empire” appears in Notches

My pedagogy has always been student-centered, participatory, and interactive. While I am excited about the possibilities of digital technology to enhance historical research and reach broader publics, I am also interested in the potential of digital media as a way to engage students. Currently, I teach at a private liberal arts university focused on undergraduate study. While I have long used in-class activities, group projects, and on-line discussion boards, last semester was the first time I considered social media as a method of classroom instruction and historical training…


Jean-Léon Gérôme – Le charmeur de serpents” by Jean-Léon Gérôme, ca. 1879-80. (The Bridgeman Art Library, Object 339940. Licensed under Public Domain via Commons.)

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