Other paths for scholarship
In addition to publishing in edited collections, printed journals and other traditional forms, I have also used digital media, radio and other formats to present my research and public scholarship.
Local history and placemaking
Since 2003, I have been researching the history of social and child welfare history in Rhode Island. Some of my work has been published in standard academic journals. Others reside on websites, either as a result of working with local agencies to compile their organizational histories, to discuss my ideas about the role of the public scholar, or to make this history more accessible to a wider public.
I Believe in the Opposite of Magic
This I Believe essay broadcast on RI Pubic Radio June 22nd 2009
Making history visible: Rhode Tour as history making
Comments to NEH visitors on Rhode Tour and public humanities
Rhode Tour: Orphanages, Asylums and Almshouses
Rhode Tour is a mobile application that provide online access to tours of Rhode Island focused on places or topics. This application is downloadable for iPad, iPhone or Android devices.
The Privilege of Caring: A Community’s Response to Needy Children
This document traces the 175 year history of Children’s Friend and Service using extensive agency files and records.
Teaching with purpose and creativity
Contributor to terrainfirma blog: Faculty Creative Fellows at Bryant University
Four Steps to Living a Meaningful Life: Invited Remarks at Women’s History Dinner, March 30, 2014
Everything I knew about diversity Archway, June 2014
Corrections and criminal justice
Mass Incarceration: Triple Jeopardy for Women in a Color-Blind and Gender-Neutral Justice System. Journal of Interdisciplinary Feminist Thought