Projects

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Library of Congress Junior Fellowship, working on updating the Baseball Music Bibliography. Summer 2017. (Blog posts written for the Library of Congress are reposted on this site).

University of Iowa NEH-funded Next Generation PhD project. (Blog posts are reposted on this site).

University of Iowa Next Generation PhD podcast. Conversations with Nick Sousanis, elevator pitch faculty panel, and graduate student round table.

“‘If You Build It, They Will Come’: Complicating Baseball’s Midwestern Myth.”  Long-form blog post that came that came out Spring 2016 American Studies PhD seminar. Expanded version of a conference paper presented at March 2016 Mid-America American Studies Association Conference.

Student final projects from 2015-16 undergraduate “Rhetoric of Sport” courses (subtitled: Nile Kinnick, Nile Kinnick, and more Nile Kinnick. I’m not complaining : )

Student blog from Spring 2016 undergraduate “Rhetoric of Sport” course

Storify timelines curated for Ken Burns’ Jackie Robinson documentary: #JackieRobinsonSyllabus (Part I + Part II)

The Baseball Sheet Music Project

Student blog from Fall 2015 undergraduate “Rhetoric of Sport” courses

Storify timeline used in #MizzouSyllabus crowd-sourcing project

Past projects/presentations/publications:

‘Is This Heaven? No, It’s Iowa’: Using Mapping and Spatial History to Reframe Minor League Baseball Narratives. Paper presented at 45th Annual Convention of the North American Society for Sport History. Fullerton, California. May 2017.

‘If You Build It, They Will Come’: Using Digital Humanities to Reframe Minor League Baseball. Paper presented at 22nd Baseball in Literature and Culture Conference. Ottawa, Kansas. April 2017.

Review of Ken Burns’ Jackie Robinson. Journal of Sport History. Forthcoming issue.

’Play Ball, You All’: Baseball’s Journey Down Tin Pan Alley. Paper presented at 28th Cooperstown Symposium on Baseball and American Culture. Cooperstown, New York. June 2016.

’Our Baseball Nine’: Race, Sport, and Southern White Masculinity at Vanderbilt University, 1893-1912. Paper presented at 44th Annual Convention of the North American Society for Sport History. Atlanta, Georgia. May 2016.

Playing Baseball and Making Hits: Baseball and American Popular Music during the Tin Pan Alley Era. Paper presented at 21st Baseball in Literature and Culture Conference. Ottawa, Kansas. April 2016.

Playing Baseball and Building Archives: a Digital Humanities Project. Paper presented at 16th Annual Craft Critique Culture: Bridging Divides Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference. Iowa City, Iowa. April 2016.

’If You Build It, They Will Come’: Complicating the Midwestern Myth in Baseball Films. Paper presented at Mid-America American Studies Association Conference. Lawrence, Kansas. March 2016.

‘Our Baseball Nine’: Rhetoric of Late 19th Century Collegiate Baseball in a Post-Reconstruction South. Invited panelist for 50th Annual American Studies Graduate Symposium. Lafayette, Indiana. April 2015.

Review ofListen Up! The Official 2010 FIFA World Cup Album.” New World of Music 4, no. 2 (2015). 13-16.

Walden, K., and Cathryn Lucas-Carr. Campus Recreation and Bodily Experience: An Interactive Dialogue. Panel presented at 15th Annual Craft Critique Culture: Changes & Exchanges Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference. Iowa City, Iowa. April 2015.

Undergraduate thesis (highest honors), Fall 2012-Fall 2013: “Take Me Out to the Ball Game”: Music, Community, and Sustainability in Minor League Affiliates in Southeastern Music Cities

Music and Community in Minor League Baseball Affiliates in Southeastern Music Cities. Paper presented at 18th Baseball in Literature and Culture Conference. Murfreesboro, TN. April 2014.

‘Take Me Out to the Ball Game’: Music, Community, and Sustainability in Minor League Affiliates in Southeastern Music Cities. Paper presented at Popular Culture/American Culture Association in the South. Savannah, GA. October 2013.