I am an Associate Professor in the Department of American Studies at UMBC. My scholarship analyzes changes to the social and built environment during the rise of consumer culture in the twentieth century—such as the development of vernacular landscapes of tourism in the U.S. South and the decline of industrial neighborhoods in South Baltimore. I want to make the hidden parts of our world visible through scholarly research and public humanities programming. I also direct the Orser Center for the Study of Place, Community, and Culture at UMBC. My work is often inspired by the question: “Why does this place look the way it does?”

Bmore Historic Sessions

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10-10:50am Morning Session France Hall: Developing an Oral History Project – Betsy WORKSHOP Merrick (front): Museum Membership Co-ops – Allison Counting (back): Connecting International Students to Local History – Ryan 3rd floor classroom: Collections Management – Adam   11am-12pm Late Morning Session France Hall: Introduction to HOPE Crew – Engaging a New Generation of Preservationists – Monica WORKSHOP… Read more »