I’m a librarian, historian, and freelance writer dedicated to using books, libraries, and information for the empowerment of women and girls around the world. In addition to being a library historian, I research the history of race and racism, particularly women’s active roles in white supremacist, resistance, and anti-oppression movements. Queer, feminist, and trans-inclusive, I’m a giant book nerd who’s continuously sharpening my disruptive skills as an anti-oppression accomplice in service to others.
I am a columnist with Ms. Magazine, writing “Ms. Feminist Know-It-All” online, and “Bookmarks” in the print publication. I’m also the book review editor for the Coordinating Council for Women in History. I have articles, book reviews, and interviews published and forthcoming in Ms.; Gay & Lesbian Review; Foreword Reviews; Pulp Magazine; Farewell Alarms; The Startup; Fearless, She Wrote; Invisible Illness; Library Management; Canadian Journal of History; Resources for Gender and Women’s Studies: A Feminist Review; and Journal of American History. See my About and Writing pages for more information.
I have a doctorate in Information Science (2016, University of Pretoria, South Africa), a Master’s in Library and Information Science (2006, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee), and an undergrad degree in history and women’s studies (2003, Carroll College, Wisconsin).