SCHOLARSHIP & PUBLICATIONS
As a scholar of African diaspora history, southern U.S. history, and public history, my research and practice focus on the histories of race, religion, and social change in the United States; issues of equity and sustainability in rural and urban planning; heritage tourism, historical memory, and the intersection of cultural and environmental stewardship; and the empowerment of young people and historically disadvantaged communities.
My current projects underway or in the planning stages include a documentary biography of the late young South Carolina Baha'i and Black Lives Matter activist Muhyidin Moye; the second volume of my full-length study of the Baha'i Faith in South Carolina; a volume of selected writings of Louis G. Gregory; and a student- and community-led multi-year project on the history and archaeology of the Francis Marion University campus and surrounding neighborhood.
I am the author of two monographs and co-author of a number of public history reports, site studies, and exhibits. Here are some highlights: