RESEARCH

I research women’s sport history in the mid-twentieth century U.S. and Caribbean, with particular attention to issues of gender, race, citizenship, and nationalism. My dissertation, “Sprints of Citizenship: Black Women Track Stars and the Making of Modern Citizenship in the United States and Jamaica, 1946-1964.” I analyze the experiences of black female track athletes who competed in international and regional sporting events, demonstrating the ways in which their journeys illuminated, as well as influenced, the raced and gendered boundaries of citizenship in the U.S. and Jamaica.

U.S. Women's 400 Meter Olympic Relay Team