PhD, Geography, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, 2022 (expected).
M.A., Geographic Information Science, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, 2017.
B.A., English and History, Augsburg College, Minneapolis, 2015.
GIS consultant, Prologue DC, 2018-
Project Manager and GIS Specialist, Mapping Prejudice Project, 2016-
Research Assistant, Borchert Map Library, 2015-
Teaching Assistant, University of Minnesota, 2015.
Student intern, the Historyapolis Project, 2014-2015.
Site Interpreter for the Longfellow House, Minneapolis Parks and Recreation, 2014.
Grants & Awards
Center for Planning and Economic Development (CPED) research grant: $100,000, 2018.
Minneapolis Innovation Team research grant: $20,000, 2018.
Minnesota GIS/LIS Graduate Scholarship Competition, 1st Place, 2017.
Minnesota GIS/LIS Student Scholar Award, 2017.
University of Minnesota Metropolitan Consortium research grant: $85,700, 2016.
Alice Smith Prize in Public History, Midwestern History Association, 2014.
Departmental Honors, Summa Cum Laude, Dean’s List, Augsburg College, 2011-2014.
Carl H Chrislock Award for scholarly excellence, Augsburg College, 2013.
Dagny Christensen Scholarship for academic achievement, Augsburg College, 2013.
Engman Prize in creative non-fiction, 2013.
URGO summer research grant: $5,000, 2012.
"'Playground of the People'? Mapping Racial Covenants in Twentieth-century Minneapolis," Open Rivers: Rethinking The Mississippi, (Spring 2017).
"The Battle of the Bookstores and Gay Sexual Liberation in Minneapolis," Middle West Review, (Fall 2016), 1-24.
"S.103 Threatens Digital History Initiatives around Race," National Council on Public History, (2017).
"Minneapolis Riverfront Reveals Relics of our Subterranean History," MinnPost, (2015).
"Building the City's Sewer System was an Ambitious, Dangerous Undertaking," Southwest Journal, (2015).
"The Battle of the Bookstores," Southwest Journal, (2015).
"'Pornography is the Theory and Rape is the Practice'," The Historyapolis Project, (2014).
"Mapping Prejudice in Minneapolis: Race and Space in the 20th Century," UWEC Geography Awareness Week, University of Wisconsin Eau Claire, Wisconsin, November 2017.
Panelist, "Navigating the Past: Interactive Mapping Platforms to Explore the Factors that have Shaped our Cities," Digital Library Federation Forum, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, October 2017.
"Mapping Prejudice: Racial Covenants and Housing Segregation in Minneapolis, 1900-1968," Minnesota GIS/LIS Annual Conference, Bemidji, Minnesota, October 2017.
"Mapping Prejudice," Community Connections Conference, Minneapolis, Minnesota, March 2017. Video.
"Racial Covenants and Housing Segregation in 20th Century Minneapolis" University of Minnesota Spatial Forum, Minneapolis, Minnesota, November 2016
Panelist, "The Public History Landscape of the Twin Cities," Western History Association, St. Paul, October 2016.
Panelist, "Expanding History through TV, Print, and Digital Formats," Western History Association, St. Paul, October 2016.
"Pornography, Politics, and 'Doing it in the Streets': Contested Space in Post-war Minneapolis," Northern Great Plans History Conference, St. Cloud, September 2016.
"Fractions," ACTC English Major's Conference, St. Catherine's University, May 2014.
"Charismatic and Corrupted: Two Portrayals of the American Monster in P.T. Anderson's The Master," ACTC English Major's Conference, Hamline University, St. Paul, April 2013.
"'Little Untaught Brats': Ethnic and Religious Discrimination in the Minnesota State Reform School," URGO Summer Research Conference, Augsburg College, 2012.
"Hidden in Plain Sight" Austen Macalus, University of Minnesota College of Liberal Arts, 2017.
"Researchers Map Prejudice in Minneapolis’ Past," David Gadsden, ESRI, 2017.
"Researchers Are Mapping the Racist Foundations of Minneapolis Housing Patterns," Jared Brey, Next City, 2017.
"Massive project works to uncover racist restrictions in Minneapolis housing deeds," Randy Furst, Star Tribune, 2017.
"Mapping Prejudice in Minneapolis: Interdisciplinary project maps racially restrictive covenants in housing deeds," Jon Jeffryes, Continuum, 2017.
Pornography, the Gateway District, and Racial Covenants podcast with Jon Lauck, Midwestern History Association, 2016.
"Mapping Prejudice Project Traces History of Discriminatory Deeds in Minneapolis," Steve Brandt, Star Tribune, 2016.
Minneapolis, Pornography, and Ferris Alexander, radio interview with Jack Tomczak, Twin Cities News Talk, 2015.
Memberships and Service
Web developer and GIS director, the Historyapolis Project. 2015-
Member of the GIS Student Organization (GISSO), University of Minnesota. 2015-