Kathryn Wilson CV

Kathryn E. Wilson
Department of History • Georgia State University • kewilson@gsu.edu

Education

PhD, Folklore and Folklife, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, 1996.

Dissertation: “Fashioning Difference: Women’s dress in nineteenth-century Philadelphia,” Advisor: Robert B. St. George

MA, Folklore and Folklife, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, 1991

BA, History, Georgetown University, Washington, DC, 1986

Continuing Education:

Writing Across the Curriculum faculty workshop, Georgia State University, 2015

THAT Camp, Museum Computer Network, 2011

Planning Your Digitization Project, American Association for State and Local History, 2010

Philadelphia Cultural Management Initiative: Courses on Appreciative Leadership, Effective Planning, Tools for Financial Management, 2003-2006

School for Scanning, Northeast Document Conservation Center, 2001

Strategic Planning, Non-Profit Center, LaSalle University, 2001

Refugee Law and Policy, University of Pennsylvania Law School, 2001

Refugee Resettlement Consultation, Lutheran Children and Family Services, 2000

Wharton Cultural Management Project, 1998-1999

Fund Raising Certificate Program University of Pennsylvania, 1997-1999

Publications

Book

Ethnic Renewal in Philadelphia’s Chinatown: Space, place and struggle (Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 2015).

Articles and book chapters

“Reflections on Engaging Immigrant Communities in Museums,” with Jill K. Stein and Cecilia Garibay, Museum and Social Issues (vol. 3 no. 2) Fall 2008: 179-195.

“Crafting Community-Based Museum Experiences: Process, Pedagogy, and Performance,” in Transforming Practice: Selections from the Journal of Museum Education, 1992-1999, ed. Joanne Hirsch and Lois Silverman, Museum Education Roundtable, 2000, pp.110-118.

“Commodified Craft, Creating Community: Women’s Vernacular Dress in Nineteenth-Century Philadelphia,” in The Culture of Sewing: Gender, Consumption, and Homedressmaking, ed. Barbara Burman, Berg Publishers, 1999, pp. 141-156.

Encyclopedia entries

“Chinatown” Encyclopedia of Greater Philadelphia, 2014 (peer-reviewed), 2015

“Robert Purvis,” Encyclopedia of the Early Republic and Antebellum America, ed. Christopher Bates. ME Sharpe, 2010.

“Ethnicity,” in The Greenwood Encyclopedia of American Regional Cultures: The Mid-Atlantic Region, ed. Robert Marzec, Greenwood Press, 2004, 97-132.

“Costume.” In Folklore: An Encyclopedia of Beliefs, Customs, Tales, Music, and Art, ed. Thomas Green, ABC-CLIO, 1997.

“Folk Costume.” In American Folklore: An Encyclopedia, ed. Jan Harold Brunvand, Garland Publishing, 1996.

Scholarly Conference Proceedings

“Rebuilding Philadelphia’s Gold Mountain: Themed Space and Living Community in Transition,” Pioneer America Society Transactions (PAST) 35, 2012.

Book Reviews

Review Essay, “Complicating Chinatowns” Journal of Urban History, forthcoming

Exhibit Review, National Center for Civil and Human Rights, The Sixties, forthcoming

Book Review, The Chesapeake House: Architectural Investigation by Colonial Williamsburg, ed. by Cary Carson and Carl. Lounsbury (University of North Carolina Press, 2013), Buildings and Landscapes: Journal of the Vernacular Architecture Forum, forthcoming

Book Review, Global Philadelphia: Immigrant Communities Old and New, ed. Ayumi Takenaka and Mary Johnson Osirim (Temple, 2010), Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography, April 2011 (Vol. 135, No. 2), 218-219.

Public History

“From bachelor enclave to urban village: The evolution of early Chinatown,” Pennsylvania Legacies 12 (May 2012): 12-17.

“Images of Latino Philadelphia: An Essay in Photographs,” with Maria Möller, Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography 138:4 (October 2004), 385-398.

“Building El Barrio: Latinos Transform Post-War Philadelphia,” Pennsylvania Legacies 3(2), November 2003. 

“Ethnic Artists, Public Culture,” in A Collage of Cultures V, Dover Art League, Dover, DE, 1999.

“Engendering A Sense of Self,” Electronic Magazine of Multicultural Education (EMME) 1:3 (Summer 1999).

As editor:

Filadelfia Latina: Nuestros Caminos, Nuestras Comunidades / Latino Philadelphia: Our Journeys, Our Communities, A Community Profile” Historical Society of Pennsylvania, 2004.

“Extended Lives: The African Immigrant Experience in Philadelphia, A Community Profile” The Balch Institute for Ethnic Studies, 2001.

 

Public Sector Projects

Digital projects

“Planning Atlanta: A New City in the Making,” (digital mapping project) Georgia State University, 2013-2015, Co-Investigator/Oral history coordinator

“From Slavery to Freedom,” (PA Abolition Society papers digitization) The Historical Society of Pennsylvania, 2005-2008, project director

“Exploring Diversity through Pennsylvania’s Ethnic History” (lesson plans and digital sources) The Balch Institute for Ethnic Studies, 2000-2008, project director

Exhibitions and Programming

Filadelfia Latina: Nuestros Caminos, Nuestras Comunidades / Latino Philadelphia: Our Journeys, Our Communities” (Exhibit, programs, education), The Historical Society of Pennsylvania, 2002-2004, project director

“Extended Lives: The African Immigrant Experience in Philadelphia” (Exhibit, programs, education), The Balch Institute for Ethnic Studies, 2001-2002, project director

“Ethnic and Immigrant Stereotypes from The Balch Institute Collection” (Exhibit), The Balch Institute for Ethnic Studies, 2001, curator

Ahlan wa-Sahlan! Welcome to Our Home! Philadelphia’s Arab Americans” (Exhibit and programs), The Balch Institute for Ethnic Studies, 1999-2000, project director and program coordinator

“A Sense of Self: Contemporary Ethnic Women Artists” (Exhibit and programs), The Balch Institute for Ethnic Studies, 1998, curator and program coordinator

“Live Like the Banyan Tree: Images of the Indian American Experience” (Exhibit and programs), The Balch Institute for Ethnic Studies, 1998-1999, program coordinator

“The Heart Mountain Story” / “An American Diary: The Paintings of Roger Shimomura” (Exhibit and program series), The Balch Institute for Ethnic Studies, 1998, program coordinator

“Building the Gold Mountain: Philadelphia’s Chinatown” (Exhibit and programs), The Balch Institute for Ethnic Studies, 1998, co-curator and program coordinator

“Common Ground: Philadelphia’s Neighborhoods” (Exhibit), The Historical Society of Pennsylvania, 1992, co-curator

Symposia

“Extreme Makeovers: Histories of Self-Fashioning in the Mid-Atlantic,” The Historical Society of Pennsylvania, 2006, symposium organizer

“Pennsylvanians Behaving Badly: Violence, Disorder, Transgression,” The Historical Society of Pennsylvania, 2005, symposium organizer

“Pan-American Philadelphia,” The Historical Society of Pennsylvania, 2003, symposium organizer

“Pennsylvania Frontiers,” The Historical Society of Pennsylvania, 2003, symposium organizer

Conference and Lecture Presentations

Papers

Panelist, Roundtable, “Past Exclusion/Present Inclusion: Preserving, Sharing, and Interpreting the Chinese American Experience,” National Council on Public History Annual Meeting, 2016

“’We can’t afford history’: Dilemmas of public history, heritage preservation, and community development in immigrant Philadelphia,” Immigration, Migration, and Memory in Public History, National Council on Public History Mini­Conference, Texas State University, 2015.

“‘Being part of progress, not the sacrificial lamb’: Developing Philadelphia’s Chinatown 1960-1990,” Urban History Association, 2012

“Rebuilding Philadelphia’s Gold Mountain: Themed Space and Living Community in Transition,” Pioneer America Society: Association for the Preservation of Artifacts and Landscapes (PAS: APAL), 2011

“Ethnic Renewal: Place, space and struggle in Philadelphia’s Chinatown,” Public History and Gentrification Working Group, National Council on Public History, 2011

“Space, struggle, and memory in Philadelphia’s Chinatown,” Oral History Association Annual Meeting, 2010

“Ethnic Renewal: Production and Representation in Philadelphia’s Chinatown,” Mid-Atlantic Popular & American Culture Association Annual Conference, 2010

Panelist, “Informed Engagement: Museums and Immigrant Communities,” American Association of Museums, 2009

Panelist, “Thinking History, Teaching History: Engaging Students and Teachers with the Historiographic Process,” Pennsylvania Historical Association, 2005

“Demystifying Difference: Dialogism and Mediation in Immigrant Oral Histories,” American Folklore Society, 2004

“Process and Politics: Reciprocity and Action in Applied Ethnography,” American Folklore Society, 2002

“No More Huddled Masses: Representing Recent Immigration as a Usable Past,” Social Science History Association, 2002

“’What about the dot?’ Engendering Ethnic Embodiments in Public Folklore Practice,” American Folklore Society, 2000

“Chameleon Culture(s): Essence and Hybridity in Contemporary American Public Culture,” The Politics of Culture Conference, Delaware State University/Dover Art League, Dover, DE, 2000

“Salsa, Sex and Spectacle: Performing Gender in Latino Social Dance,” Crossroads of Cultural Studies, Third International Conference, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK, 2000

Panelist, “Public History and Asian Pacific American Studies,” Association for Asian American Studies, 1999

“‘…And I’m still a man’: Hybrid Masculine Embodiments in Latino Social Dance,” American Anthropological Association, 1998

“Salsa, Sex and Spectacle: Expressions of Machismo in Latino Dance,” American Folklore Society, 1997

“Sewing Circles: Femininity, Fashion, and Vernacular Dress in Nineteenth-Century Philadelphia,” American Folklore Society, 1996

“‘To be respected as a body’: Adornment and Uplift in African-American Philadelphia,” American Folklore Society, 1994

“Crimes of Fashion: Gender, Class, and Clothing Theft in Antebellum Philadelphia,” American Folklore Society, 1993

“Tightlacing and Transgression in Victorian America,” American Folklore Society, 1990

“The Housewife Unbound: Dress Reform and Home Wear, 1830-1890,” Graduate Women’s Studies Conference, University of Pensylvania, 1990

“Mother Hubbard Takes it to the Street: Gender, Dress and Domesticity,” American Folklore Society, 1989

Invited Presentations

Panelist, Roundtable: “Bodies in Space,” The Place of History: A Graduate Student Conference, Georgia State University, 2013

Moderator, “Chinatown Past and Present,” Historical Society of Pennsylvania, November 2012

“Philadelphia’s Chinatown,” Preservation Studio, University of Pennsylvania School of Design, November 2012

“Philadelphia and the Fugitive Slave Act,” Philadelphia Civil War Consortium Summer Teacher Institute, 2010

“Immigration and Ethnicity,” Planning Workshop, The Encyclopedia of Greater Philadelphia, April 2009

Panelist, “Practicing History in the Town Square,” Society for Historians of the Early American Republic, 2008

Panelist, “Planning for the Civil War Sesquicentennial in Pennsylvania: Statewide Perspectives,” Pennsylvania Historical Association, 2007

Moderator, “Collaboration for Sustainability,” Tri-State Coalition of Historic Places, Philadelphia, 2006

“Virtual History: A Sample of Historians’ Websites,” An Embarrassment of Riches: Evaluating the Quality of Historical Information on the Web, Historical Society of Pennsylvania, 2002

“Anti-Immigrant Sentiment: Then and Now” and “Housework as History: Ethnic Women’s Perspectives on the Past,” Commonwealth Speaker, Pennsylvania Council for the Humanities, 2002-2003

“Making History: Collections and Communities at the Balch Institute for Ethnic Studies,” Tri-State Coalition of Historic Places, Philadelphia, 2001

“The Dance of Self and Other in Ethnographic Writing,” Harvard University Writing Program, 1998

“Salsa, Sex, and Spectacle: Hybrid Embodiments in Latino Social Dance,” Latin American Studies Program and Women’s Studies Program, Colby College, 1998 

Conference Comments

Commenter, “Generative Scholarship, Libraries, and Atlanta Spatial Histories,” Organization of American Historians, 2014

Commenter, “Religion and Citizenship in the American Colonies and Early Republic,” Atlanta Graduate Student Conference in US History, Emory University, 2013

Commenter, “Deconstructing Public Space,” The Place of History: A Graduate Student Conference, AGSUH, Georgia State University, 2013

Commenter, “Public Space,” AGSUH Graduate Student conference, Georgia State University, 2012

Commentator, “Hearing Landscape Critically: Interdisciplinary Investigations in U.S. Cultural History,” Atlanta Graduate Student Conference in U.S. History, Emory University, 2012

Discussant, “Searching for Common Ground: Bringing Immigrant Arts to American Communities,” Eastern Sociological Society, 1998

Discussant, “Cooking American, Eating Korean: Food in the Lives of Korean Military Brides,” Balch Institute Faculty Forum, 1998

Comment, “Embodying” panel. Possible Pasts: Critical Encounters in Early America, Philadelphia Center for Early American Studies/Institute of Early American History and Culture, 1994

Public History Experience

Director of Education and Interpretation, The Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, 2002-2008

Consultant, Chinatown Oral History Project, Asian Arts Initiative, Philadelphia, PA, 2000-2002, 2004

Exhibit Consultant, Refugee Women’s Story Project, Institute for Cultural Partnerships, Harrisburg, PA, 2003

Director of Education and Outreach, The Balch Institute for Ethnic Studies, Philadelphia, PA, 2000-200

Public Programming Coordinator, The Balch Institute for Ethnic Studies, Philadelphia, PA, 1997- 2000

Curatorial Intern, The Historical Society of Pennsylvania, 1992

Teaching Experience

University

Associate Professor, Department of History and Heritage Preservation Program, Georgia State University, 2008-present

Survey of U.S. History

U.S. in the Nineteenth Century

Immigrants in America

Issues and Interpretations in Public History

Material Culture

Public History Education Planning and Practice

Directed Study in Public History (MHP Capstone)

Independent Study, “Readings in Gender and Material Culture,” (May 2013 – August 2013)

Independent Study, “Material Culture and Art Education.” (May 2013 – August 2013)

Independent Study, “Advanced readings in public history,” (January 14, 2013 – May 9, 2013)

Adjunct, Moore College of Art, Philadelphia, PA, 2000

Gender Roles in American Society

Lecturer, Master of Liberal Arts Program, University of Pennsylvania, 1996

Qualitative Research Methods and Design

Lecturer, College of General Studies, University of Pennsylvania, 1991-1996

Making the Modern Body: Feminist Perspectives

U.S. History: Early America to the Civil War

American Popular Culture

Women and Folklore

Introduction to Folklore

Introduction to Folklore and Literature

Writing Across the University, University of Pennsylvania

Writing Advisor, Women’s Studies Senior Seminar, 1995-1996

Instructor, Writing About Gender and Culture, 1994-1996

Department of Folklore and Folklife, University of Pennsylvania

Teaching Assistant, Introduction to Folklore, 1990

Workshops and Trainings

K-12 Teacher Workshop, “Worldviews in Contact, Cooperation, Conflict,” Revolution to Republic: Philadelphia’s Place in Early America, SHEAR-NEH Landmarks Workshop for Community College Faculty, 2010

Oral History training, Asian Arts Initiative Oral History Project, Asian Arts Initiative, Philadelphia, PA, 2000, 2008

K-12 Teacher Workshop, “Teaching National History Day 2008: Conflict and Compromise in History,” Pennsylvania History Day, 2007

Guest Lecturer, Introduction to Public History, Rutgers University-Camden, 2006-2008

K-12 Teacher workshops (topics included Irish immigration, abolition movement and Underground Railroad, Native American/European colonial contact, nineteenth-century nativism, Japanese American internment/redress), The Historical Society of Pennsylvania, 2002-2008

Instructor, Summer Teacher’s Seminar, “Immigration and Ethnicity,” Rutgers University – Camden/Mid-Atlantic Regional Center for the Humanities (MARCH), 2004

“Understanding and Teaching with Objects,” Rosenbach Museum and Library Docent Training, Philadelphia, PA 2003, 2005, 2007

 

Student Research and Project Direction

PhD Dissertations

Sara Patenaude, History, “Residential Segregation in Baltimore: Policy Discourse, Public Housing, and the False Promise of Individual Choice” (chair), prospectus defended 2014

Richard Harker, History, “A Shared Authority? Museums Connect as Transnational Public History and Cultural Diplomacy” (chair), prospectus defended 2015

Christy Garrison-Harrison, History, “A Comparative Examination of Pearlie Dove, Ella Mae Brayboy and Dorothy Bolden’s Activism and Leadership in Atlanta, Georgia, 1964-2004” (committee member), prospectus defended 2013

Lisa Casey, Art Education, “Determining the Role of the Art Museum in the Development of Students’ Perception of their Place in the Art World” (committee member), in progress

Jeffrey Johnson, History, “’God Almighty’s Meat House’: Measuring and Valuing Nature in the Greater Gulf of Mexico, 1879-1929.” (committee member), in progress

Master’s Theses

Brandi Simpson Miller, “Food and Nationalism in Independent Ghana” (committee member), 2015

Grace Dubinson “”Slowly, Surely, One Plat, One Binder at a Time: Choking Out Jim Crow and the Development of Azurest Syndicate Incorporated” (committee member), 2011

Master’s Capstone Projects

Austin Coleman, “Jim Henson’s Movie Magic: Introduction to Perspective and Framing” (education for Center for Puppetry Arts), 2015

Andrea Miskewicz, “Literacy Through Georgia History” (teacher education), 2015

Caroline Davis, “History in the Park” (web-based tour), 2015

Rebecca Jordan, “Atlanta’s Forgotten Children” (website), 2015

Christina Huber, “Echoes in the Landscape: Atlanta 1865-1906” (mobile tour app), 2015

Nicholas Sakas, (pamphlet publications for Atlanta Legal Aid), 2015

Susan Prillaman, “A Viritual Tour of Decatur Historic Cemetery,” 2015

Kathryn Daly, “Home Movies: Preserving a Lens Into the Past” (website), 2015

Leslie Spencer, “Making History in Washington County” (education materials), 2015

Lindsay Resnick, “Building Atlanta: The Alexander Family Papers at the William Breman Museum” (archival research guide and blog), 2015

Marcy Breffle, “The Story of Our City: A Mobile Exhibit” (for Dunwoody Preservation Trust), 2014

Lindsey Hinnant, “Discussing the Civil War: 150 Years of Memories” (public program series), 2014

Geoff Hetherington, “Ponce DeLeon Avenue Tour,” 2014

Alyssa Foley, “Local History is Our History: A Teacher’s Academy for the Arabia Mountain Heritage Area Alliance,” 2014

Leslie Kilpatrick, “Victory At All Costs: World War II and the Home Front: An Educational Guide,” 2014

Jennifer Williams, “Labor’s Southern Legacy” ((exhibit for GSU Special Collections), 2014

Alexandra McGee, “Don’t Agonize, Organize: A History of Atlanta Women’s Organizations” (exhibit for GSU Special Collections), 2104

Caitlin Schoffner, ““Fiddle, Family, and Farm: Folk Culture Fun” (education program), 2013

Catherine Miller ““Environmental Hazards…at the National Archives at Atlanta” (archival research guide and blog), 2013

Eric Mez, ““Morganfalls.org: A Digital Resource” (website), 2013

James Newberry, ““Interpretive Plan for the Herndon Home,” 2013

Mollie Bogle, ““Nolan Crossing Interpretive Plan” (for Madison-Morgan Conservancy), 2013

Nicholas Woodbury, ““Playing for the Same Team” (oral history website), 2013

Sandra Khalil, ““Syrian Voices: Reactions of Syrian Americans to the Crisis Abroad” (oral history website), 2013

Tandra Taylor, ““Cultivate My Hood: An Urban Garden Tour,” 2012

Christopher Sloan ““La Lucha Sigue/The Struggle Continues: Immigrant Rights Activists Discuss Their Fight for Freedom” (website), 2012

Denise Benshoof, “Prospect Quilting Heritage Days: Quilt Documentation and Heritage Preservation Education Event Plan”, 2012

Jennifer Dixon, “Rhodes Memorial Hall Guided Tour”, 2012

Jessica Edens, “A Thousand Ways Richer” (website), 2012

Lavonne Williams, ““Sweet Auburn Historic District Walking Tour” 2012

Megan Covey, “The General in Popular Culture” (exhibit for Southern Museum of Civil War and Locomotive History), 2012

Merribel McKeever, “Archibald Smith Plantation Home Outbuildings Tour” 2012

Anna Joiner, “Buckhead Audio Driving Tour,” 2011

Jessica Rast, “Swan House Third Floor Furnishing and Exhibit Plan” 2011

Jonathan Brown, “A Finding Aid to the Steam Locomotive Photographs of the Atlantic Coast Line Railroad, Southern Museum of Civil War and Locomotive History,” 2011

Julia Stover, “Agnes Scott Places” (self guided tour for Agnes Scott College), 2011

Katie Odom, “Life on the Home Front: A Walk through Civil War History in Marietta,” 2011

Lydia Ellington, “A Photographic History of Georgia Power” (publication for Georgia Power), 2011

Lyle Davis, “Atlanta Legal Aid Archival Website: Mariel Cubans,” (website for Atlanta Legal Aid_, 2011

Nathan Jordan, “From Farms to Frontlines: The Draft, the War, and the Home Front in Jasper County, Georgia” (exhibit), 2011

Velma Fann, “Benjamin J. Davis and the Negro Odd Fellows of Georgia: A Case of Black Nation Building in the Old South” (exhibit), 2011

PhD exam committees

2015: Richard Harker, John Thompson

2014: Sara Patenaude, Nafeesa Muhammad, Roger Wiblin, Corrie Hand, John Sullivan

2013: Jeffrey Johnson, Lisa Casey

MA exam committees

2014: Brandi Miller

2013: Daniel Horowitz, Rebecca Carter

2010: Betsy Drake

MHP exam committees

2015: Lindsay Resnick, Austin Coleman, Nicholas Sakas, Christina Huber

2014: Marcy Breffle, Geoff Hetherington, Alyssa Foley, Leslie Kilpatrick, Jennifer Williams, Ayanna Muhammad

2013: Eric Mez, James Newberry, Nicholas Woodbury, Sandra Khalil, Linda Pirkl, Mollie Bogle

2012: Tandra Taylor, Christopher Sloan, Jessica Edens, Megan Covey, Caitlin Schoffner

2011: Jessica Rast, Julia Stover, Katie Odom, Lydia Ellington, Lyle Davis, Nathan Jordan, Velma Fann

Other

Coordinator, GSU Student Project Showcase, Organization of American Historians, annual meeting 2014

 

Awards and Fellowships

Penn Humanities Forum Mellon Regional Cultural Research Fellowship, University of Pennsylvania

“Consuming Culture: Exploring word, image, and embodiment in 19th century fashion culture,” 2005-2006

“‘I was never black the way I am here’: Nomadic racial identities in immigrant experience,” 2006-2007 (declined)

Nomination for Dean’s Award for Distinguished Teaching, School of Arts and Sciences, University of Pennsylvania, 1995, 1996

Chimicles Fellow in the Teaching of Writing, University of Pennsylvania, 1994-1996

Dissertation Fellow in Women’s Studies, School of Arts and Sciences, University of Pennsylvania, 1992-1993

University Graduate Fellowship, Department of Folklore and Folklife, University of Pennsylvania, 1987-1989

 

Affiliations

Organization of American Historians, American Association for State and Local History, National Council on Public History, Oral History Association, American Historical Association, Immigration and Ethnic History Society, Urban History Association

Service

Internal

Library Media and Technology Committee, Department of History, member, 2009-present

Advisement Committee, Department of History, member, 2009-present

Heritage Preservation Program Committee, Department of History, member, 2008-present

Panelist, Cities Strategic Initiative Internal Grants Review Panel, 2013

Ad Hoc P&T Manual Committee, Department of History, member, 2012

Visiting Lecturer Search Committee, Department of History, chair, 2012

Panelist, Cities Strategic Initiative Internal Grants Review Panel, 2012

Cities Strategic Initiative, Council of Cities, member of Human Capital Development Working Group, 2011-

Graduate Studies Committee, Department of History, member, 2008-2009

External

Local Arrangements Committee, American Historical Association Annual Meeting, 2016

Oral History Consultant, Pace Academy, Atlanta, 2015

Guest editor, special issue on Immigration and Ethnicity, Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography, 2013-present

Associate editor, The Encyclopedia of Greater Philadelphia, 2010-present

Strategic planning facilitator, Stone Mountain Historical Society, 2014

Peer reviewer, Princeton University Press, 2014

Advisor, Auburn Avenue History and Cultural Information Transportation Enhancement project, Central Atlanta Progress /City of Atlanta, 2013-

Peer reviewer, “Global America,” (history textbook), Bedford/St. Martin’s, 2013

Panel Reviewer, Humanities Collections and Reference Resources, National Endowment for the Humanities, 2011

Community history consultant, “Uncovering Historic Chinatown: A Film Project,” Philadelphia Chinatown Development Corporation, Philadelphia, PA, 2010-2011

Advisory Committee, 1968 Project, Minnesota Historical Society, 2009

Local Arrangements Committee, Oral History Association Annual Meeting, 2010

Panel reviewer, Advancing Knowledge: The IMLS/NEH Digital Partnership, National Endowment for the Humanities, 2008

Philadelphia Civil War History Consortium, Steering Committee (2007-2008) and Program Committee, 2006

Civil War Pennsylvania 150 Planning Committee, 2007-2008

Committee on Education and Outreach, Abraham Lincoln Foundation, Philadelphia, PA, 2007-2008

Oral History consultant, Mural Corps, Mural Arts Program, Philadelphia, PA, 2007

Assistant Regional Coordinator and Judging Coordinator, National History Day Philadelphia, 2005-2007

Co-Chair, Local Arrangements Committee, American Historical Association Annual Meeting 2006

Advisor, Greater Philadelphia LGBT History project, 2005-2008

Consultant, Chinatown Oral History Project, Asian Arts Initiative, Philadelphia, PA, 2000-2002, 2004

Testimony before U.S. House of Representatives Subcommittee on Criminal Justice, Drug Policy, and Human Resources, “Historic Preservation of the Peopling of America,” May 20, 2004

Advisory Committee, “African Art African Voices,” Philadelphia Museum of Art, 2003-2004

Peer Review Panelist, Arts Services and Education, Philadelphia Cultural Fund, 2003-2006

Exhibit Consultant, Refugee Women’s Story Project, Institute for Cultural Partnerships, Harrisburg, PA, 2003

Consulting Editor, “Colonial Philadelphia,” October 2004 issue of Cobblestones, 2003

Commonwealth Speakers Program, Pennsylvania Humanities Council, 2002-2003

Board Member, Reel Voices, 2002-2007

Advisor, National Arab American Museum, Detroit, MI, 2001

 

 

 

 

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