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Assistant Professor of Geography, Columbus State University

I am an Assistant Professor of Geography in the Department of History & Geography at Columbus State University in Columbus, Georgia, USA. I am also a Research Fellow with Tourism RESET, a collaborative research initiative doing research on inequity in the tourism industry. I study the politics of commemorating violent and traumatic pasts, and the role of place and memory-work in repairing the wounds of structural violence. My dissertation research analyzed the transnational Confederate memorial landscape, and the complicated nature of commemorating and contesting the commemoration of the Confederacy in Brazil.


  • 2020–present
    Assistant Professor, Columbus State University


  • 2020 
    University of Tennessee, Doctor of Philosophy in Geography
  • 2016 
    Oklahoma State University, Master's of Science in Geography


  • 2020
    Journal of Heritage Tourism, Creating 'Confederate pioneers': a spatial narrative analysis of race, settler colonialism, and heritage tourism at the Museu da Imigraçao, Santa Bárbara d'Oeste, São Paulo
  • 2018
    Social & Cultural Geography, Was Tulsa's Brady Street really renamed? Racial (in)justice, memory-work, and neoliberalism's mandate of least disruption.
  • 2017
    Papers in Applied Geography, Applying critical race and memory studies to university place naming controversies: toward a responsible landscape policy.

Professional Memberships

  • American Association of Geographers