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    I am the Associate Curator of the Rare Book Collection at Wilson Special Collections Library, which is part of University Libraries at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. I hold a PhD in English from Emory University, where I studied Irish and Appalachian literature and folklore. My current scholarship focuses on twentieth century book history in underrepresented communities as well as radical empathy in the special collections classroom. In my current position at UNC, I contribute to collection development and outreach for the Rare Book Collection while serving as the Project Director for the Primary Sources Teaching Fellowship.



    PhD, English, Emory University

    MLIS, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

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      Executive Committee for the Forum on Bibliography and Scholarly Editing (MLA) (member)

      Bibliographical Society of America (BSA) (member; Fellowships Committee)


      Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Rare Books and Manuscripts Section (RBMS)

      American Library Association (ALA)






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