Curriculum Vitae

                                                                                                    BRENDA D. TINDAL

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              Graduate Institute of Liberal Arts                                                 Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library

              Emory University                                                                                    Princeton University

              Atlanta, Georgia 30322                                                                        Princeton, New Jersey 08540

             btindal@emory.edu                                                                                 btindal@princeton.edu

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EDUCATION

Ph.D., American Studies, Emory University, in progress (ABD)

Concentration: 20th Century African American History and Literature, 20th Century Women’s History

M.A., American Studies, Emory University, 2010

B.A., History and African-American Studies, University Honors Program, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, 2004

AWARDS AND FELLOWSHIPS

2011-2012                          IMLS Fellow, Princeton University

2011                                     English as a Second Language Teaching Stipend

2010-2011                          Robert W. Woodruff Graduate Library Fellowship

2010                                     The Women’s Memory-Work Jr. Faculty/Post-Graduate Student Bursary

2010                                     Laney Graduate School Professional Development Grant

2010                                     Bowdoin College Invited Lecturer, Honorarium

2008-2009                        Problem-Based Learning Across Curriculum (PBLAC) Fellowship, Emory University

2008                                    Gamma Trust Academic Travel Scholarship to Slovenia

2005-2010                        Emory University Laney Graduate School Merit Fellowship

2003                                    Phi Alpha Theta History Honors Society, UNC-Charlotte

2002                                    Davenport Academic Scholarship in History, UNC-Charlotte

2001-2004                        Ronald E. McNair Post-Baccalaureate Fellow, UNC-Charlotte

PUBLICATIONS

Book Chapters

“‘Its Own Special Attraction’: Meditations on Martyrdom and the Iconicity of Civil Rights Widows,” in Klaus Reiser, Michael Fuchs, and Michael Phillips, eds., Configuring America: Iconic Figures, Visuality, and the American Identity, (Intellect Books, 2012), (Pending Peer-Review).

Encyclopedia Entries

“Coretta Scott King,” entry for Women in American History: An Encyclopedia, (Facts on File, June 2011).

“Betty Shabazz,” encyclopedia entry for Great Lives in American History (Salem Press, September 2011.

“Coretta Scott King,” encyclopedia entry for Great Lives in American History (Salem Press, September 2011), (forthcoming).

“Myrlie Evers-Williams,” encyclopedia entry for Great Lives in American History (Salem Press, September 2011.

Magazine Entries

“Tilling in Our Mother’s Garden: Reflections on the Alice Walker Collection,” Keywords Magazine, Robert W. Woodruff Library, Emory University, Summer 2009.

Finding Aids

Co-authored with Sarah Quigley, Danica Tisdale, Michael Hall, and Rebecca Sherman, “Finding Aid for the Southern Christian Leadership Conference Records, Manuscript, Archives, & Rare Book Library, Robert W. Woodruff Library, Emory University, forthcoming

Co-authored with Elizabeth Roke, Brittney Cooper, and Elizabeth Stice, “Finding Aid for the Alice Walker Papers,” Manuscript, Archives, & Rare Book Library, Robert W. Woodruff Library, Emory University, 2009. Permanent link: http://pid.emory.edu/ark:/25593/900jh

PUBLIC AND DIGITAL SCHOLARSHIP

Fall 2012   

Chair and Co-Curator, “Princeton and the Civil War” (provisional title), Weiss Lounge, Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library, Princeton University

Spring 2009  

Exhibit Editing Assistant, “A Keeping of Records: The Life and Art of Alice Walker,” Schatten Gallery, Robert W. Woodruff Library, Emory University

Spring 2008

Curator, “Beyond I Have a Dream: A Requiem for Dr. King,” Robert W. Woodruff Library, Emory University

Fall 2007                  

Digital Processing Assistant, Online Portal for African American Pamphlets, Manuscript, Archives & Rare Book Library (MARBL), Emory University

Spring 2004            

Curator, “Movement Mamas and Revolutionary Sistas: A Photographic History of Women in the Black Panther Party,” Storrs Gallery, University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Aug. 03’-July 05’  

Exhibit Research Consultant, Levine Museum of the New South, Charlotte, NC

HISTORIC PRESERVATION AND ARCHIVAL EXPERIENCE

Sept. 11’-Present   

Fellow, The Mudd Manuscript Library, Princeton University

June-Aug. 2011    

Digital Archive Fellow, The HistoryMakers, Chicago, Illinois

Sept. 10’-May 11’  

Fellow, The Southern Christian Leadership Conference Records, Manuscript, Archives & Rare Book Library (MARBL), Emory University

Oct. 2009-August 10’   

Graduate Processing Assistant, The Andrew J. Young Collection, Auburn Avenue Research  Library for African American History and Culture

Feb. 08’- May 09’           

Graduate Processing Assistant, The Alice Walker Papers, Manuscript, Archives & Rare Book Library (MARBL), Emory University

SELECT CONFERENCE/ACADEMIC PRESENTATIONS

December 2010  

“‘The Perfect and Always Brave Mourner’: Movement Widows in American Memory.” Re-Envisioning Bodies: Women and Visual Culture Conference, Emory University, Atlanta, GA.

April 2010    

“Movement Widows and the Uses of Autobiography and Archives.”Northeast Modern Language Association Conference, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec.

January 2010      

 “Learning with Fire: Reflections on Courageous Inquiry and the Quest for Intellectual Engagement,” Invited Lecture, UNCF/Mellon Mays January Institute, University of  Cape Town,  South Africa.

November 2008          

“Beyond ‘Revolutionary Glamour’: Meditations on the Popular Memory of Angela Davis.” Invited Lecture, Lawrence Jackson (Professor), African American Studies 385WR: Malcolm X and the Making of a Twentieth Century Radical Celebrity, Emory University, Atlanta, GA.

August 2008        

“Beyond ‘Revolutionary Glamour’: Meditations on the Popular Memory of Angela Davis.”  European Association of Social Anthropologists Biennial Conference, Ljubljana, Slovenia.

March 2008    

“Beyond ‘Revolutionary Glamour’: A Critical Essay on Angela Davis as Cause Célèbre of American Radicalism.” 10th Annual Women’s History Month Conference, Sarah Lawrence College, Bronxville, NY.

November 2007       

‘“Ain’t I a Woman ?’: Sojourner Truth and Enactments of Testifyin’ in the Public Sphere.” Invited Lecture, Michael Moon (Professor), “American Publics” course, Emory University, Atlanta, GA.

April 2007        

“Reconsidering Brown: Toward a Critical Discussion of Brown v/s Board of Education.” Invited Lecture, Chante Baker (Instructor), American Studies 201: Introduction to American Studies, Emory University, Atlanta, GA.

April 2006  

“Writing Black Panther Women Accessibly and Differently.” Race, Roots, and Resistance:  Revisiting the Legacies of Black Power Conference, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign,  Champaign, Illinois.

December 2005      

“Fending for Ourselves: Black Feminist Organizing for Liberation, 1968-1980.” Race and Contemporary Feminism Graduate Student Conference, Emory University, Atlanta, GA.

 OTHER PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES AND SERVICE

2011-Present 

Member, Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH)

Member, Society of American Archivists

2011  

Committee Member, UNCF/Mellon Programs Advisory Board

2010-2011

 Graduate Hall Director, Agnes Scott College, Decatur, Georgia

2010-2011    

Coordinator, UNCF/Mellon-Mays Undergraduate Fellowship January Institute, University of  Cape Town, South Africa

2010    

Member, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)

2008-2009  

Secretary, Graduate Institute of the Liberal Arts Council (ILAC)

2009        

Mentor, Essence of Emory Undergraduate Recruitment Program

2008-2011  

Volunteer, James Weldon Johnson Institute for Advanced Interdisciplinary Studies

2008  

Graduate Assistant, UNCF/Mellon-Mays Undergraduate Fellowship January Institute, University of Cape Town, South Africa

2007-2011          

Graduate Assistant, UNCF/Mellon-Mays Undergraduate Fellowship Summer Institute, Emory University

2006-2008        

 Graduate Student Mentor, Institute of the Liberal Arts Council

2005-2009    

House Director, Office of Sorority and Fraternity Life, Emory University

2005-2006

 Editorial Board Member, Hyphenation: An Interdisciplinary Journal for the Study of  Critical Moments Discourse                

 2004-2005                        

Undergraduate Admissions Counselor, University of North Carolina-Charlotte

ADDITIONAL SKILLS

Writing: Strong editing and proofreading skills

Computer Skills: Web and library databases research, Macintosh and PC platforms, Microsoft Office Suite, FileMaker Pro 6, iMovie, Dreamweaver, Oxygen xml editor, Adobe reader professional

Citation Styles: Chicago, Turabian, MLA, Harvard

Social Networking: Facebook, Academia.edu, Skype, Blogging

Metadata Standards: Encoded Archival Description (EAD), Encoded Archival Context-Corporate Bodies, Persons and Families (EAC-CPF), Archivist Toolkit

Cataloguing: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Languages: Knowledge of Mandarin and basic reading comprehension of German

Pedagogy Training: Problem-Based Learning, Case Study modules, ESL

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