Digital Public Scholarship


Public-Facing Scholarship: Edge Effects

edgeeffectsFrom 2017-2018, I served as the Managing Editor of Edge Effects, a digital magazine produced by graduate students in the UW-Madison Center for Culture, History, and Environment. I had previously served on the editorial board from 2015-2017.

As Managing Editor, I managed an 8-member editorial board, recruited and helped develop public-facing environmental scholarship, ran our website and social media outlets, and supervised publication of 2 posts per week, including essays, podcasts, book reviews, and visual exhibits. Most importantly I facilitated the exchange of ideas through a variety of media among academic scholars, artists, and environmental practitioners.

Digital Public History: Goodman to Garver

goodmantogarver In 2014 I began a digital public history project with colleague Garrett Dash Nelson, thanks to a grant from the UW-Madison Center for Humanities Public Humanities Exchange. The product of our project, Goodman to Garver (, is an interactive mapping website that allows users to contribute to recording the history of Madison's East Side by sharing and learning stories about the formerly industrial area. The website is meant to serve as a kind of digital preservation, and it builds on findings about preservation, landscape history, and public memory that emerged from my master's thesis: Redefining Historical Significance: Toward New Possibilities for Preservation at Madison's Sugar Castle.

Maps and Infographics

In 2016, I had the opportunity to make, with Garrett Dash Nelson, the maps for Brian Goldstein's book The Roots of Urban Renaissance: Gentrification and the Struggle over Harlem.

Below are maps and infographics I designed for courses at UW-Madison. In 2013 I received Honorable Mention for the National Geographic Award in Mapping, for my map "Where to Play? Access to Parks for American Urban Youth, 2012." This map also received the UW-Madison Department of Geography's Barbara Bartz Petchenik Memorial Graduate Award in Cartographic Design.

Park Access Landmarks Infographic New Yorker Infographic East Side