I'm always looking for new opportunities to collaborate with nonprofits and government agencies engaged in criminal justice reform advocacy. Feel free to contact me if you think I can help.
In 2015, I designed a traveling museum exhibit to commemorate the ACLU of North Carolina's 50th anniversary. It was displayed at the International Civil Rights Center & Museum in Greensboro, the Levine Museum of the New South in Charlotte, the Hanover Public Library in Wilmington, and the Chapel Hill Public Library. You can read about the exhibit here and see the panels here.
After completing my preliminary exams, I served as a criminal justice policy intern for the Southern Coalition for Social Justice, a public interest law firm that partners with communities of color and economically disadvantaged communities in the south to defend and advance their political, social and economic rights through the combination of legal advocacy, research, organizing and communications. You can read about how the internship impacted my scholarship here and here. My experience helped shape the National Endowment for the Humanities grant that lead to the creation of Duke's Versatile Humanists program.
While at Duke, I also founded the History Professional Development Committee (HPDC). Initially, the HPDC was intended to support history PhDs interested in pursuing careers beyond the standard tenure-track route, but it ultimately attracted students from across the humanities and social sciences. In 2016, the HPDC co-hosted a conference at the National Humanities Center to help PhD students build skills transferable to jobs beyond the academy.