Curator. Pullman: Labor, Race, and the Urban Landscape in a Company Town.
This online exhibit is the first of its kind on Chicago’s Pullman neighborhood. From its origins as the model town of George M. Pullman’s Palace Car Company to the inner-city neighborhood it remains today, the Pullman neighborhood becomes the window through which we explore the role of race, labor, and urban development in the history of industrial America (forthcoming 2012).
Author. “Faith in the City: Religion and Urban Life in Chicago, 1870-1920.” Newberry Digital Collection for the Classroom (2012).
Co-Direct. “Out of Many: Religious Pluralism in America.” Bridging Cultures Grant for college faculty funded by a grant ($350,769) from the National Endowment for the Humanities. The project is bringing teams of two to four faculty members from six campuses across the country to participate in seminars, attend public lectures, and research in the Newberry’s collections to creation digital resources that integrate the study of America’s religious diversity into humanities classrooms. The project will culminate in the creation of an site to host the faculty generated content, as well as a major online exhibition on Chicago’s religious history (Jan. 2012-Jun. 2014).
Co-Director. “Pullman: Labor, Race, and the Urban Landscape in a Company Town.”
Landmarks of American History and Culture Workshop for college faculty funded by a grant ($141,729) from the National Endowment for the Humanities. The project culminated in an online exhibit and two, one-week summer workshops on using the Pullman company and the community that bears its name as a way to teach urban development and the history of industrial America (Oct. 2010-Dec. 2011).
Director. “We the Working People: Historical Perspectives on Working in America.”
Lecture series and community book groups for the Ithaca, New York, community funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities’ “We the People” initiative through the New York Council for the Humanities and in cooperation with the Tompkins County History Center (Oct. 2005-Apr. 2006).