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Portfolio

Please enjoy a selection of works. Projects include publications, television shows, podcasts, and video productions.

Publications

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Silent Shakespeare

January 2023

Published on the "Teaching with the Library of Congress" blog, this article suggests ways teachers can use silent film adaptations of William Shakespeare's work in the classroom.

“The Carol Burnett Show” revealed the joyous side of Hollywood

December 2022

This article looks at the influence “The Carol Burnett Show” had on generations of comedians and audiences. Written as part of the American Masters Digital Archive project, this essay draws on original interviews conducted for “Carol Burnett: A Woman of Character” directed by Kyra Thompson, including extensive conversations with Phyllis DillerGarry ShandlingBetty White and Carol Burnett herself.

Were Kinetoscopes the Instagram Reels of the 1890s?
The Library of Congress

March 2022

Are you obsessed with short form video platforms like TikTok or Instagram Reels? Well, everything old is new again! Learn about how Edison's Kinetoscope might have been a precursor to modern day video apps.

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Factors in addressing racial wage inequality
The Center for Mind and Culture 

November 2021

This article is a result of research compliled with CMAC surrounding wage inequalities. This article specifically discusses major impacting factors and possible solutions.

The Chesapeake Bay Oyster Wars: The 19th Century
The Drew Review

May 2019

This article discusses the 19th-century portion of the Chesapeake Bay Oyster War and explores how modernization can lead to exploitation and industrial decline. Set during a time of invention, innovation, and immigration, this article tells the story of how oysters transformed the Chesapeake Bay area during the 19th century.

Baltimore’s Garment Industry and the Jewish Community

B'nai Israel: The Downton Synagogue 

Fall 2019

It’s easy to dismiss family ancestors as lifeless names on tombstones or census records. Sometimes you know a story or two. Maybe a cookbook survived, or a religious text or, even rarer, a singular family photograph. Even though most people know that their family members of old must have done something with their time, often it is hard to imagine what exactly that was.
For many early congregants at B'nai Israel, they worked in Baltimore's garment industry.

Collaborations

The following videos are a result of collaborations with TikTok creators and either Sporticulture or Once Upon a Time: A Storytelling Podcast.

Podcast Collaboration with Nina Polk
Sporticulture Collaboration with @aarongoldyboy
Sporticulture Collaboration with @JenMarkham
Podcast Collaboration with The Woodmother

Audio Guide Videos

Produced and Edited for the Baltimore Museum of Industry 
Spring 2020