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ALLISON K.

LANGE
Department of Humanities and Social Sciences 550 Huntington Avenue
Wentworth Institute of Technology Boston, MA 0211

PROFESSIONAL APPOINTMENTS
August 2015 – present Assistant Professor of History
Wentworth Institute of Technology, Boston, MA
July 2016 – present Guest Curator, Woman Suffrage Movement Exhibition, for display in
2019 at the Massachusetts Historical Society, Boston, MA
January 2018 – present Guest Curator, Woman Suffrage Movement Exhibition, for display in
2020 at Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America,
Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
February 2017-present Curatorial Assistant, 2019 exhibition on US imperialism at the Norman
B. Leventhal Map Center at the Boston Public Library, Boston, MA
EDUCATION
Ph.D. in History, 2014, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA
Dissertation: “Images of Change: Picturing Woman’s Rights from American Independence
through the Nineteenth Amendment”
- Committee: Jane Kamensky (Chair), David Engerman; Outside readers: Joshua Brown
(The Graduate Center at the City University of New York) and Susan Ware (General
Editor, American National Biography)

M.A. in History, 2009, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA

B.A. in History, 2007, The University of Georgia, Athens, GA
Phi Beta Kappa, With Highest Honors from the Honors Program, summa cum laude
Minors in Art History and French; Honors thesis: “Breaking out of the Box: Octagonal Houses
in Mid-Nineteenth-Century America”

HONORS AND AWARDS
2018 The Center for Diversity & Social Justice’s Faculty Excellence Award, Wentworth (selected by
students)

2017 National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Stipend

Mudge Teacher Fellowship, Boston Athenaeum

2015 Tuition Scholarship, Digital Humanities Summer Institute, University of Victoria

2014 Provost Award, Brandeis University

Graduate Student Travel Award, Society for Historians of the Early American Republic

2013 Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Dissertation Year Fellowship, Brandeis University

Helen L. Bing Fellowship, Huntington Library
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Caroline and Erwin Swann Foundation for Caricature and Cartoon Fellowship, Library of
Congress

2012 New England Regional Fellowship Consortium Fellowship for research at the Boston
Athenæum, Massachusetts Historical Society, Schlesinger Library, and Sophia Smith Collection
William H. Helfand Fellowship in American Visual Culture, Library Company of Philadelphia

History Department Prize Instructorship for my course “Woman’s Rights Movements in
America from the Revolution through the 1920s,” Brandeis University

Mellon Dissertation Research Grant, Brandeis University

Sachar Award, Brandeis University

2011 Historical Print Collectors Society Fellowship, American Antiquarian Society

Scholarship to attend “Picturing Reform: How Images Transformed America, 1830-1880,”
Center for Historic American Visual Culture, American Antiquarian Society

Mellon Foundation Dissertation Research Grant, Brandeis University

Travel-to-Collections Grant, Sophia Smith Collection at Smith College

2010 Scholarship for the Victorian Society in America’s Newport Summer School

2008- Rose and Irving Crown Fellowship, Brandeis University
2013
2007 Scholarship for the Victorian Society in America’s London Summer School

2006 UGA Honors in Washington Scholarship

2003- HOPE Scholarship and Thrivent Scholarship
2007

WRITING
Peer-Reviewed Publications
Picturing Political Power: Images and the Fight for Women’s Votes in the United States (under contract with The
University of Chicago Press)

“From Mannish Radicals to Feminist Heroes: Suffragists in Popular Culture” for the National Park
Service’s “Nineteenth Amendment Centennial Commemoration Project,” forthcoming in 2019.

“Picturing Tradition: Images of Martha Washington in Antebellum Politics,” Imprint 37 (Autumn
2012): 22-39.

Book Reviews

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Jeanne E. Abrams, First Ladies of the Republic: Martha Washington, Abigail Adams, Dolley Madison, and the
Creation of an Iconic American Role for the Journal of American History (forthcoming)

Johanna Neuman, Gilded Suffragists: The New York Socialites Who Fought for Women’s Right to Vote for
American Nineteenth Century History (forthcoming)

Martin Brückner, The Social Life of Maps for Imago Mundi: The International Journal for the History of
Cartography (forthcoming)

Sandra Weber, The Woman Suffrage Statue: A History of Adelaide Johnson’s Portrait Monument at the United
States Capitol in The Public Historian 40 (February 2018): 155-157.

April R. Haynes, Riotous Flesh: Women, Physiology, and the Solitary Vice in Nineteenth-Century America in the
Journal of the Early Republic 37 (Fall 2017): 590-593.

Lisa Tetrault, The Myth of Seneca Falls: Memory and the Women’s Suffrage Movement, 1848-1898, for the
Society for Historians of the Early American Republic H-Net Reviews, August 2015.
https://networks.h-net.org/node/950/reviews/80563/lange-tetrault-myth-seneca-falls-
memory-and-womens-suffrage-movement

James Glen Stovall, Seeing Suffrage: The Washington Suffrage Parade of 1913, Its Pictures, and Its Effect on the
American Political Landscape in the Journal of East Tennessee History 83 (2013): 131-132.

H. Paul Thompson, A Most Significant and Stirring Episode: Religion and the Rise and Fall of Prohibition in
Black Atlanta, 1865-1887 for Society of Historians of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era H-
Net Reviews, December 2013. http://www.h-net.org/reviews/showrev.php?id=39658

Writing for a General Audience
Catalog editor and author, “Mapping Ideas of America: Cartouches on Maps of the United States,” for
the exhibition catalogue for “America Transformed” at the Boston Public Library’s Norman B.
Leventhal Map Center, forthcoming in 2019.

“The Equal Rights Amendment has been dead for 36 years. Why it might be on the verge of a
comeback.” The Washington Post, June 18, 2018, https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/made-
by-history/wp/2018/06/18/the-equal-rights-amendment-has-been-dead-for-36-years-why-it-
might-be-on-the-verge-of-a-comeback/?utm_term=.69eb268bd06a

“Women and Suffrage,” e-book published by the National Women’s History Museum, 2017.

Co-authored with Ronald E. Grim and Stephanie Cyr, “We Are One: Mapping America’s Road from
Revolution to Independence,” Boston Map Society Newsletter, Issue 35, February 2017, 1-4.

“Richard Williams Maps the Siege of Boston,” Journal of the American Revolution, Annual Volume 2016
(Yardley: Westholme Publishing, 2016).

“Deeds Not Words: The History behind The Suffragette,” for the National Woman’s History Museum’s
A Different Point of View, Volume 21, Fall 2015.

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“Richard Williams Maps the Siege of Boston,” Journal of the American Revolution, October 5, 2015.
http://allthingsliberty.com/2015/10/richard-williams-maps-the-siege-of-boston/

“’Curious Monsters’ on American Currency,” The Atlantic, July 8, 2015:
http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2015/07/thenew10-and-the-new-
woman/397943/

Blog Posts
“Seven Suffrage Lessons for Modern Feminists,” The Fawcett Society, March 15, 2018,
https://www.fawcettsociety.org.uk/blog/ourtimenow-seven-suffrage-lessons-for-modern-
feminists

“We Can Do Better Than the Suffragists,” Nursing Clio, January 5, 2017,
https://nursingclio.org/2017/01/05/we-can-do-better-than-the-suffragists/

“Mapping the American Revolution,” The Clements Library Chronicles, The Clements Library at the
University of Michigan, September 15, 2015.
http://theclementslibrary.blogspot.com/2015/09/mapping-american-revolution.html

“Putting a Mohawk Chief on the Map,” JCB Books Speak, John Carter Brown Library at Brown
University, September 10, 2015. http://blogs.brown.edu/jcbbooks/2015/09/10/putting-a-
mohawk-chief-on-the-map/

“A Rare View of the Siege of Boston, 1775-1776,” Maps and Views, British Library, September 2, 2015.
http://britishlibrary.typepad.co.uk/magnificentmaps/2015/09/a-rare-view-of-the-siege-of-
boston-1775-1776.html

“1775 Breaking News: The First Published Map of the Revolutionary War,” Past is Present, American
Antiquarian Society, September 1, 2015. http://pastispresent.org/2015/good-sources/1775-
breaking-news-the-first-published-map-of-the-revolutionary-war/

“Major Samuel Selden’s Powder Horn: A Revolutionary Map of Boston,” The Beehive, Massachusetts
Historical Society, August 26, 2015. http://masshist.org/blog

“Sophie Tucker Scrapbooks,” Brandeis Special Collections Spotlight, The Robert D. Farber University
Archives and Special Collections and Brandeis University, February 27, 2012.
http://brandeisspecialcollections.blogspot.com/2012/02/sophie-tucker-scrapbooks.html

PRESENTATIONS
Conference Panels Organized
“Racism and Visual Culture in the American Woman Suffrage Movement,” on the panel “Gender,
Race, and the Power of Visual Culture,” triennial meeting of the Berkshire Conference of
Women Historians in Long Island, New York (June 2017)

“‘A More Faithful Sketch’: Politics, Gender, and Portraits of Mary Wollstonecraft,” on the panel
“Looking Beyond the Parlor: Emerging Perspectives on Gender, Race, and Appearance in the
Early Republic,” annual meeting of the Society for Historians of the Early American Republic
in New Haven, Connecticut (July 2016)
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“Gendering Antebellum Politics through Caricature,” on the panel “Visual Culture and Politics in Early
American History,” annual meeting of the Society for Historians of the Early American
Republic in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (July 2014)

“Representing Reforming Women,” on the panel “Antislavery Images of Race and Reform,” annual
meeting of the Organization of American Historians in Atlanta, Georgia (April 2014)

“Radical Visual Politics, Transatlantic Connections, and the National Woman’s Party in the 1910s,” on
the panel “Reframing Reform: Transnational Women’s Rights Movements at the Turn of the
Century,” annual meeting of the American Historical Association in Washington, DC (January
2014)

“Picturing Race: Images, Identity, and African-Americans’ Rights,” on the panel “Racial Identities and
the Formation of Community in the Early Republic,” annual meeting of the Society for
Historians of the Early American Republic in St. Louis, Missouri (July 2013)

“Countering the Suffragists: Constructing a Model of Traditional Political Womanhood in
Antebellum America” on the panel “Constructing and Challenging Gender Ideals in
Antebellum America,” annual meeting of the Society for Historians of the Early American
Republic in Baltimore, Maryland (July 2012)

Conference Presentations
Presenter, “The Face of Respectability: Mary Church Terrell and the Visual Culture of Black Political
Womanhood” on the panel “Talking Back: Black Print Culture, Community Building, and the
Politics of Reform, 1850-1920” at the annual conference of the African American Intellectual
History Society, Brandeis University, Boston, MA (March 2018)

Presenter, “The Frame: Putting Today’s Headlines in Historical Context,” for the Digital Projects
Lightning Round, annual conference of the American Historical Association, Washington, DC
(January 2018)

Presenter, “Crusade for the Vote: The National Women’s History Museum’s Suffrage Resources
Center in the 21st-Century Classroom,” triennial meeting of the Berkshire Conference of
Women Historians, Long Island, New York (June 2017)

Presenter on suffrage planning on the panel “Much Anticipated Anniversaries: Hard Work Ahead,”
Igniting a Passion for History conference hosted by Mass Humanities, College of the Holy Cross,
Worcester, MA (June 2017)

“Caring Mothers or Picketing New Women?: Competing Imagery in the Woman Suffrage Movement,”
on the panel “(Re)Circulating Womanhood: Feminism, Femininity and Fashion in Twentieth
Century Print Culture,” annual meeting of the Organization of American Historians in New
Orleans, Louisiana (April 2017)

“British Suffragists, Labor Activists, and the American Suffragists’ Visual Campaign,” at the conference
“Forging Bonds across Borders: Transnational Mobilization for Women’s Rights and Social Justice

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in the Nineteenth-Century Transatlantic World,” hosted by the German Historical Institute in
Washington, DC (April 2016)

“A ‘fine looking body of women’: Woman Suffragists Develop Their Visual Campaign” for the Boston
Seminar on the History of Women and Gender, hosted by the Massachusetts Historical Society and
the Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America in Boston, MA (December 2015)

“Turning Portraits into Woman Suffrage Icons: The Political Uses of Portraits of Susan B. Anthony
and Elizabeth Cady Stanton in the Suffrage Movement, 1900-1920,” on the panel “Women and
Portraiture: Historical Imagery and Women’s Voices,” triennial meeting of the Berkshire
Conference of Women Historians in Toronto, Canada (May 2014)

“A “fine looking body of women”: The Bureaucratization of Visual Politics and an Embrace of
Feminine Imagery, 1880-1900,” History Department Faculty and Graduate Student Workshop
at Brandeis University (April 2013)

“Politicizing Fashion: The Role of Political Imagery in the Woman Suffrage and Women’s Dress
Reform Movements,” annual meeting of the Popular Culture Association/American Culture
Association Conference in Boston, Massachusetts (April 2012)

“Laurel Thatcher Ulrich: Helping Well-Behaved Women Make History,” presented as a poster at the
Berkshire Conference of Women Historians in Amherst, Massachusetts (June 2011) and at the
Tillie K. Lubin Symposium at Brandeis University (March 2010)

“Photographic Memory: Interpreting the Civil War through Photographs, 1890-1915,” annual meeting
of the New England American Studies Association Conference in Boston, Massachusetts
(October 2010)

“Breaking out of the Box: Octagonal Houses in Mid-Nineteenth-Century America,” University of
Georgia Undergraduate History Conference in Athens, Georgia (April 2007)

Teaching Presentations
“Teaching Visual Culture with Digital Timelines,” biannual conference of the International Association
for Visual Culture, London, UK (September 2018)

“The Visual Culture of Feminism in the Long Nineteenth Century,” K-12 Teacher Seminar “Literature
and History of American Protest,” Primary Source, Newton, MA (July 2018)

“Images, Race, and Social Justice in the Classroom,” K-12 Teacher Seminar, Primary Source, Newton,
MA (March 2018)

National Women’s History Museum K-12 Student Q & A Session, livestream online (December 2017)

“Teaching with Scalar and TimelineJS,” Humanities and Social Sciences Faculty Seminars, Wentworth
Institute of Technology (November 2017)

“Timeline JS in the Classroom,” New England Digital Scholarship Collective annual conference,
Northeastern University (October 2017)
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“Teaching with Visual Sources,” America in World War I (K-12 teacher workshop), Massachusetts
Historical Society (July 2017)

“Teaching with Visual Sources,” Revisiting Early America (K-12 teacher workshop), Primary Source
Summer Institute (July 2017)

“Quick Digital Tools for Teaching,” THATCamp New England, Wentworth Institute of Technology
(March 2017)

“Teaching History through MHS Collections,” (K-12 teacher workshop), Massachusetts Historical
Society (July 2016)

Research Presentations for the General Public
“Women’s Rights Materials at the Boston Athenaeum,” at the Boston Athenaeum Summer Proprietors’
Meeting in Boston, MA (June 2018)

“Women’s Suffrage Turns 100! Part 3: The ‘Nasty Woman’ Stigma,” panel at the Brooklyn Historical
Society in Brooklyn, New York (November 2017)

“Woman Suffrage and the Modern Political Campaign,” sponsored by Mass Humanities at the
Falmouth Historical Society and Museums on the Green in Falmouth, MA (May 2017)

“Crusade for the Vote: Woman Suffrage,” Art Talk hosted by Google Cultural Institute, presented via
Google Hangout, https://youtu.be/RaiHS1DbzNY (November 2015)

“Images of Change: Picturing Woman’s Rights from American Independence through the Nineteenth
Amendment,” John W. Kluge Center at the Library of Congress in Washington, DC (May
2014)

“The Political Uses of Pictures in the Woman’s Rights and Woman Suffrage Movements in the United
States,” Brown-Bag Talk, Huntington Library in San Marino, California (October 2013)

“Picturing Women: The Visual Politics of the Woman Suffrage Movement,” Library Company of
Philadelphia in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (February 2013)

“The Visual Culture of the Woman Suffrage Movement,” Nineteenth Amendment Anniversary
Reception, Schlesinger Library in Cambridge, Massachusetts (August 2012)

“Pictures of Change: Transformative Images of Gender and Politics in the Woman Suffrage
Movement, 1776-1920,” Fellow’s Talk, Boston Athenaeum in Boston, Massachusetts (August 2012)

“Pictures and Progress: The Politics of Images in the Woman Suffrage Movement,” Brown-Bag
Talk, Massachusetts Historical Society in Boston, Massachusetts (July 2012)

“Women’s History Month Show and Tell” exhibit, Robert D. Farber Brandeis University Archives
and Special Collections Department (March 2012)

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“Pictures of Change: Transformative Images of Gender and Politics in the Woman Suffrage
Movement, 1776-1920,” Fellow’s talk, American Antiquarian Society in Worcester,
Massachusetts (July 2011)

“Louis Sullivan and the Birth of the Skyscraper,” Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, Brandeis
University (October 2009)

TEACHING EXPERIENCE
Assistant Professor of History
• “Women’s History in the Digital Age,” Media, Culture, and Communication Studies Studio
Course, Fall 2018, Spring 2019
• “Modern American History,” hybrid (online and in-person course), Fall 2017, Spring 2018,
Summer 2018
• “Pictures, Media, and US Politics,” Fall 2016, Spring 2017, Spring 2018
• “American Urban History,” Spring 2016, Summer 2016, Fall 2016, Spring 2017, Fall 2017
• “Modern American History,” Fall 2015, Spring 2016, Summer 2016

Lecturer
• “Modern Metropolis: The Transformation of Cities at the Turn of the Twentieth Century,”
University Writing Seminar, Fall 2011 and Spring 2015, Brandeis University
• “United States and the World,” Fall 2014, Lesley University, Cambridge, MA
• “Gender and the American Urban Experience,” Fall 2014, Emmanuel College, Boston, MA
• “Woman’s Rights Movements in America from the Revolution through the 1920s,” Fall 2012,
Brandeis University (History Department Prize Instructorship Course)

DIGITAL HUMANITIES
Projects
Co-Founder and Co-Editor, The Frame News, (theframenews.com), October 2017-present

Advisory Board Member, “In Her Own Right: Women Asserting their Civil Rights, 1820-1920s,”
Philadelphia Area Consortium of Special Collections Libraries, July 2015-present

Writer and content creator, “Crusade for the Vote” website, National Women’s History Museum, July -
November 2015 (https://crusadeforthevote.squarespace.com/)

Writer and content creator, “We Are One: Mapping America’s Road from Revolution to
Independence” exhibition website, Norman B. Leventhal Map Center at the Boston Public
Library, May 2014-May 2015 (http://www.zoominginonhistory.com/)

Writer and smartphone app developer, “We Are One” Smartphone Tour, Norman B. Leventhal Map
Center at the Boston Public Library, May 2014-May 2015

Researcher, American Revolution Portal, Norman B. Leventhal Map Center at the Boston Public
Library, May 2014-May 2015

Conferences and Training

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Presenter, “The Frame: Putting Today’s Headlines in Historical Context,” for the Digital Projects
Lightning Round, annual conference of the American Historical Association, Washington, DC
(January 2018)

Participant, “Digital Humanities Pedagogy: Integration in the Curriculum” at the Digital Humanities
Summer Institute, University of Victoria, June 2016

Participant, “Professionalizing the Early Career Digital Humanist: Strategies and Skills” at the Digital
Humanities Summer Institute, University of Victoria, June 2015

PUBLIC HISTORY AND CURATORIAL EXPERIENCE
Guest Curator, Suffrage Centennial Exhibit, Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America
at Harvard University, January 2018-present
- Developing exhibition to commemorate 100 years of woman suffrage in 2020

Curatorial Assistant, Norman B. Leventhal Map Center, Boston Public Library, February 2017-present
- Developing exhibition on mapping the expansion of the US during the nineteenth century

Guest Curator, Suffrage Centennial Exhibit, Massachusetts Historical Society, July 2016-present
- Developing exhibition to commemorate 100 years of woman suffrage in 2020

Member of the Scholar Committee, Virtual Reality Women’s History Traveling Experience, National
Women’s History Museum, January 2018-June 2018

Co-curator, “Buried Treasure: Antique Bottles from Wentworth’s MpA Building Foundation,”
Schumann Library at Wentworth, January 2018-present

Co-organizer, Massachusetts Suffrage Centennial Committee, coordinated through the Massachusetts
Historical Society, November 2015-present
- Organizing local institutions (including the Boston Public Library, American Antiquarian
Society, National Park Service, Harvard University’s Schlesinger Library and other cultural
organizations) to coordinate exhibitions and programming for the 100 th anniversary of the
Nineteenth Amendment in 2020

Educational Materials Consultant, Norman B. Leventhal Map Center at the Boston Public Library,
November 2015-present
- Assisting with the development of K-12 educational materials related to American history

Participant, “Write to Change the World,” seminar by the OpEd Project, trains women to write about
their expertise for public audiences, at Simmons College in Boston, February 2018

Consultant and Researcher, United States Treasury Department, November-December 2015
- Assisting with research for currency projects related to women’s representations and the
woman suffrage movement

Consultant, National Women’s History Museum, July 2015-November 2015
- Creating content for suffrage history website

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- Writing for the organization’s publications
- Making presentations about women’s history to the public

Exhibition Research and Curatorial Assistant, Norman B. Leventhal Map Center at the Boston Public
Library, May 2014-September 2015
- Performed research and curatorial work for a major exhibition on the American Revolution
entitled “We Are One: Mapping America’s Road from Revolution to Independence”
- After its exhibition at the Boston Public Library in 2015, it opened at Colonial Williamsburg in
2016 and will open at the New York Historical Society in 2017
- Created an object list, researched items and wrote labels, developed strategies for emphasizing
themes of race, class, and gender
- Assisted with the creation of The American Revolution Portal, which includes maps from
major cartographic collections around the world
- Designed a smartphone tour and created content for the exhibition website

Archives and Special Collections Assistant, Robert D. Farber University Archives and Special
Collections Department, Brandeis University, August 2011-May 2012
- Developed exhibits with archival material, researched and wrote about the collection for the
blog, catalogued unprocessed manuscripts and ephemera

Collections Assistant, Curator’s Office of the Supreme Court of the United States, Washington, DC,
May-August 2006
- Catalogued the Graphic Arts Collection; presented daily lectures detailing the history and
processes of the Supreme Court, the Court’s art collection, and architecture of the building

Collections Assistant, Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, May-August 2005
- Researched for exhibitions and catalogued the pieces in the European art galleries

PROFESSIONAL SERVICE
Co-curator, “Buried Treasure: Antique Bottles from Wentworth’s MpA Building Foundation,”
Schumann Library at Wentworth, Spring 2018-Summer 2018

Organizer, Women’s History Month Programming, Wentworth, Fall 2017-present

Executive Council, Women’s Caucus, Wentworth, Fall 2017-present

Committee member, Humanities and Social Sciences Curriculum Committee, Wentworth, Fall 2017-
present

Committee member, Humanities and Social Sciences Curriculum Assessment Committee, Wentworth,
Summer 2016-present

Committee Member, Women’s Vote Centennial Initiative Task Force, Spring 2016-present

Committee member, Media Communications Studies Major, Wentworth, Fall 2015-present

Suffrage contact for K-12 students conducting interviews for History Day projects, National Women’s
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History Museum, Fall 2015-present

Search committee member, two new communications faculty members, Wentworth, Fall 2017-Spring
2018

Moderator, Women’s Lunch, Wentworth, Fall 2017, Spring 2018

Committee member, Writing Curriculum Committee, Wentworth, Spring 2016-Spring 2018

Reviewer of applications for Tau Alpha Pi, national honor society for engineering technology,
Wentworth, Spring 2017

Peer reviewer, New York History, December 2016

Search committee member, for a new digital and public history faculty member, Wentworth, Fall 2015-
Spring 2016

Reader, Advanced Placement United States History Exam, Educational Testing Services, Louisville,
Kentucky, May-June 2015

Organizer and participant, History Graduate Student Writing Group, Brandeis University, May 2011-
May 2014

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