June 21, 2021
Supermarkets, Segregation, and Late-20th Century Racial Capitalism
My dissertation project, “Checking Out of Urban America: Supermarkets, Segregation, and Late-20th Century Racial Capitalism,” seeks to transform our understanding of why and how supermarkets abandoned Black and working-class neighborhoods in U.S. cities.
February 17, 2020
Commemorating Corporate Anniversaries
As with all institutions, anniversaries represent significant milestones for commercial enterprises. Not only do they provide an occasion to celebrate their longevity, they also allow employees and owners to reflect upon the history of their business.
November 18, 2019
"The Fierce Joy of Conquering the Wilderness": Buying into Exploration in the Hagley Collections
Thanks to a Hagley Exploratory Research Grant, I was recently able to spend a week at Hagley’s Library to conduct research for my dissertation, which examines the material culture of exploration and field science in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.
October 21, 2019
The Great Market Debate
If you listen to news radio on your daily commute or watch the nightly news when you get home, the broadcast will likely include a segment titled something like “Wall Street Report,” summarizing the day’s financial happenings, with data about the Dow Jones Industrial Average and the NASDAQ Compos