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I am a technical project manager at the Modern Language Association. Previously, I was a Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) Postdoctoral Fellow at Emory University, a position that was shared between the Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives & Rare Book Library and the Emory Center for Digital Scholarship.

I am a member of the Journal for Interactive Technology & Pedagogy editorial collective and copyeditor on the Lateral editorial team. In addition to my work in digital scholarship and scholarly communication, I research networks of Black internationalist and antifascist writers in the 1930s.


The Graduate Center, City University of New York
Ph.D., English with American Studies Certificate

The Graduate Center, City University of New York
M.Phil., English

Barnard College, Columbia University
B.A., English, summa cum laude; Phi Beta Kappa

Other Publications

Langston Hughes, Nancy Cunard, and Louise Thompson: Poetry, Politics, and Friendship in the Spanish Civil War. Lost and Found: CUNY Poetics Documents Initiative, 58 pages.

“Hermina Huiswoud, ‘Thyra Edwards,’ Women I Have Known Personally,” Palimpsest: A Journal on Women, Gender, and the Black International 9, no. 1 (2020):

“Four Poems from Langston Hughes’s Spanish Civil War Verse,” edited and introduction co-authored with Evelyn Scaramella, PMLA (May 2019):

“Out of the Archive: S. N. Ghose’s ‘The Man Who Came Back’ and Other Stories,” Modernism/modernity Print Plus 3, Cycle 3 (2018):

“Things and Lost Things: Nancy Cunard’s Spanish Civil War Scrapbook.” Massachusetts Review 55.2 (2014): 192–205;

Book Chapters

Black Atlantic Networks in the Archives and the Limits of Finding Aids as Data,” in The Digital Black Atlantic, ed. Roopika Risam and Kelly Baker Josephs, University of Minnesota Press, 2021.

“Thyra Edwards’s Spanish Civil War Scrapbook: Black Women’s Internationalist Writing,” in To Turn this Whole World Over: Black Women and Internationalism, ed. Keisha N. Blain and Tiffany M. Gill, University of Illinois Press, 2019.

Special Issue
Anne Donlon, Amanda Licastro, and Dominique Zino, editors. Special Issue on Challenging the Boundaries of the ePortfolio, Journal for Interactive Technology & Pedagogy (Fall 2016).

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