M.A., Geographic Information Science, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, 2017 (expected).
B.A., English and History, Augsburg College, Minneapolis, 2014. Summa cum laude.
Project Lead, the 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.
Awards & Honors
Departmental Honors, Augsburg College 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.
"The Battle of the Bookstores and Gay Sexual Liberation in Minneapolis," Middle West Review, (Fall 2016), 1-24.
"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).
"Another Use for Vocabulary," Murphy Square, (2013).
"Mapping Prejudice: Racial Covenants and Housing Segregation in Minneapolis, 1900-1968," University of Minnesota Spatial Forum, Minneapolis, Minnesota, November 2016
"Pornography, Politics, and 'Doing it in the Streets': Contested Space in Post-war Minneapolis," Northern Great Plans History Conference, St. Cloud, September 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.
"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.
Memberships and Service
Web developer and GIS director, the Historyapolis Project. 2015-
Member of the GIS Student Organization (GISSO), University of Minnesota. 2015-
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.
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