I am available to give talks on a range of topics pertaining to my past and present scholarship, including my recent book, Believing in Cleveland. My preferred speaking topics include 20th-century urban, suburban, or metropolitan history. I have particular expertise on New Orleans, Cleveland, and, more recently, Augusta, Macon, and Columbus, Georgia. I am also interested in presenting on my project experience in oral history, public history, and digital history, including projects in Cleveland and Kisumu, Kenya. To schedule an event, please contact me.

Scheduled Invited Talks

  • “Digital Approaches to Place-based History,” Maine Preservation Annual Meeting and Old House Forum, Yarmouth, ME, May 25, 2022 (Virtual)

Invited Talks in Past Three Years

  • Public Lecture, Chagrin Arts, Chagrin Falls, OH, Apr 2022
  • Public Lecture, Cuyahoga Falls Historical Society, Cuyahoga Falls, OH, Apr 2022
  • Public Lecture, Cleveland Public Library, Cleveland, OH, Apr 2022
  • Panelist, Leadership Cleveland, Karamu House, Cleveland, OH, Apr 2022
  • Public Lecture, Shaker Historical Society, Shaker Heights, OH, June 2021
  • Keynote, FutureHeights Annual Meeting, Cleveland Heights, OH, June 2021
  • Public Lecture, Heights Libraries, Cleveland Heights, OH, Sept 2020
  • Public Lecture, Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage, Beachwood, OH, July 2020
  • Public Lecture, Cuyahoga County Public Library, Mayfield Village, OH, Sept 2019
  • Public Lecture, Rocky River Public Library, Rocky River, OH, July 2019
  • Public Lecture, Cuyahoga County Public Library, Solon, OH, Apr 2019
  • History and Sociology Spring Speaker Series, Georgia Tech, Atlanta, GA, Apr 2019