BRENDA D. TINDAL
Graduate Institute of Liberal Arts Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library
Emory University Princeton University
Atlanta, Georgia 30322 Princeton, New Jersey 08540
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
“‘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).
“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.
“Tilling in Our Mother’s Garden: Reflections on the Alice Walker Collection,” Keywords Magazine, Robert W. Woodruff Library, Emory University, Summer 2009.
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
Chair and Co-Curator, “Princeton and the Civil War” (provisional title), Weiss Lounge, Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library, Princeton University
Exhibit Editing Assistant, “A Keeping of Records: The Life and Art of Alice Walker,” Schatten Gallery, Robert W. Woodruff Library, Emory University
Curator, “Beyond I Have a Dream: A Requiem for Dr. King,” Robert W. Woodruff Library, Emory University
Digital Processing Assistant, Online Portal for African American Pamphlets, Manuscript, Archives & Rare Book Library (MARBL), Emory University
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
Fellow, The Mudd Manuscript Library, Princeton University
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
“‘The Perfect and Always Brave Mourner’: Movement Widows in American Memory.” Re-Envisioning Bodies: Women and Visual Culture Conference, Emory University, Atlanta, GA.
“Movement Widows and the Uses of Autobiography and Archives.”Northeast Modern Language Association Conference, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec.
“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.
“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.
“Beyond ‘Revolutionary Glamour’: Meditations on the Popular Memory of Angela Davis.” European Association of Social Anthropologists Biennial Conference, Ljubljana, Slovenia.
“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.
‘“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.
“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.
“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.
“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
Member, Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH)
Member, Society of American Archivists
Committee Member, UNCF/Mellon Programs Advisory Board
Graduate Hall Director, Agnes Scott College, Decatur, Georgia
Coordinator, UNCF/Mellon-Mays Undergraduate Fellowship January Institute, University of Cape Town, South Africa
Member, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
Secretary, Graduate Institute of the Liberal Arts Council (ILAC)
Mentor, Essence of Emory Undergraduate Recruitment Program
Volunteer, James Weldon Johnson Institute for Advanced Interdisciplinary Studies
Graduate Assistant, UNCF/Mellon-Mays Undergraduate Fellowship January Institute, University of Cape Town, South Africa
Graduate Assistant, UNCF/Mellon-Mays Undergraduate Fellowship Summer Institute, Emory University
Graduate Student Mentor, Institute of the Liberal Arts Council
House Director, Office of Sorority and Fraternity Life, Emory University
Editorial Board Member, Hyphenation: An Interdisciplinary Journal for the Study of Critical Moments Discourse
Undergraduate Admissions Counselor, University of North Carolina-Charlotte
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