Historical Research Focus:
My area of historical research is focused on the American Civil War, (specifically abolitionism), and the history of philosophy, (specifically phenomenology, Marxism, and the philosophy of literature).
Public History Focus:
Archives, Digitization and Digital Asset Management.
The Absurdism of Punk
Joel E. Ferris Archive / Archive Intern
JANUARY 2017 – JUNE 2017, Spokane WA
Supervisor – Anna Harbine | Archivist
As an archive intern, I processed new collections, accessioned items into collections, digitized photograph collections, film negatives and glass plate negatives using large format scanners and digital imaging software, created descriptive metadata for photograph collections, managed physical and digital records, implemented Library of Congress digital formatting and metadata standards, performed document preservation, managed collection storage, filled research requests, searched collection using online records and card catalog, retrieved and returned collections from storage, weeded physical collection copies to promote utilization of digital records and eliminate redundancy.
Spokane County Library District / Digitization Intern
APRIL 2015 – DECEMBER 2015, Spokane WA
Supervisor – Patrick Reowe | Director
As a digitization intern, I worked with the Washington Rural Heritage Project to digitize the Medical Lake Historical Society photograph and artifact collections. I digitized photograph collections using large format scanners and digital imaging software, photographed artifact collections, utilized CONTENTdm to manage digital assets and input metadata, implemented Library of Congress digital formatting and metadata standards, created descriptive metadata for photograph and artifact digital collections, as well as organized an additional project with the Rockford Historical Society to digitize their photograph and artifact collection.
Eastern Washington University / B.A. Degree
FALL 2015 – SPRING 2018, Cheney WA
Double major in History and Philosophy and a certificate in Public History.
Spokane Falls Community College / A.A. Degree
WINTER 2012 – SPRING 2015, Spokane WA
Associate of Arts degree, with a focus in History.