Speaking

“Public History and Gender Equity: A Long View of the Field,” National Council on Public History Annual Meeting, Atlanta, GA, March 2020 (held virtually due to Covid-19)

“Alumni Relations: Building a Historical Community,” American Historical Association Annual Meeting, New York, NY, January 2020

“Using Local History for Grassroots Change,” for the “Effecting Social Change through the Humanities” session, National Humanities Conference, New Orleans, LA, November 2018

“Communities First: Prioritizing Outreach at Small History Organizations,” National Council on Public History Twitter Mini-Con: “(Re)active Public History,” October 19, 2018

“How Can Shared Authority Work for You?” session, with Dr. Rachel Boyle, Association of Midwest Museums and Illinois Association of Museums Conference, Chicago, IL, July 20, 2018

“Local Historical Societies as Change-Makers: Past and Present,” National Council on Public History Annual Meeting, Las Vegas, NV, April 20, 2018

Organizer and Chair, “Next Steps: Navigating Career Pathways with People Who’ve Been There” session, American Association for State and Local History Annual Meeting, Austin, TX, September 7, 2017

“Chicago as a Model for Public History: Initiatives and Collaborations,” American Library Association Annual Conference, Chicago, IL, June 24, 2017

“Making Exhibits: A Quick Guide,” for the Ramonat Seminar in American Catholic History and Culture, Loyola University Chicago, Chicago, IL, October 26, 2016

“’A Neighborhood That Treasures Its Heritage’: Local History and Urban Change,” Urban History Association Conference, Chicago, IL, October 15, 2016

Organizer and Chair, Emerging History Professionals Mentoring Roundtable, American Association for State and Local History Annual Meeting, Detroit, MI, September 15, 2016

“Standing Up for History in the War on the Humanities” Working Group, National Council on Public History Annual Meeting, Baltimore, MD, March 18, 2016

First Annual South End Authors’ Book Festival, United South End Settlements, Boston, MA, November 16, 2015

“Using the Past: Historical Societies and Civic Engagement in Metropolitan Chicago,” Conference on Illinois History, Springfield, IL, September 25, 2015

“Using the Past: Historical Societies in Postwar Chicago,” American Association for State and Local History Annual Meeting, Louisville, KY, September 18, 2015

“Jesuit History and Public History,” Crossings and Dwellings Conference, Chicago, IL, October 18, 2014

“Presenting Legendary Locals of Boston’s South End” for the “South End Writes” author series, Boston Public Library South End Branch, Boston, MA, May 27, 2014

“Introducing Legendary Locals of Boston’s South End,” United South End Settlements, Boston, MA, May 16, 2014

“Urban Renewal and Local History in Two Boston Neighborhoods,” Loyola University Chicago History Graduate Student Conference, Chicago, IL, November 9, 2013

“South End History” for the “Building Beantown: Exploring the Neighborhoods that Make Up the Hub” lecture series, Old South Meeting House, Boston, MA, February 23, 2012

For the South End Historical Society, Boston, MA

  • “Four Families and Their South End Rowhouse,” November 20, 2012
  • “South End History, An Overview,” February 16, 2012
  • “Christmas in New England,” December 15, 2010
  • “The 1872 Great Fire of Boston,” November 12, 2009