Appointed to National Park Service, Capital Area for the project “Landscapes of Protest: Public Parkland and the First Amendment.”


ACLS Leading Edge Fellowships

PhD field of study

PhD, History, University of Washington

Position Description

The National Park Service’s National Capital Area Office of Resource Stewardship and Science, Division of Cultural Resources (CR Division) has primary responsibility for the preservation of cultural resources within the National Capital Area’s 35 congressionally designated park units, as well as for providing technical and professional expertise and other consultation to parks, outside partners and programs related to preservation of the region’s historic resources. The Leading Edge Fellow will research the history and places related to protest and First Amendment activities on federal lands throughout the region and examine the role that NPS’s design and management of public spaces have played. By critically examining where, how, and why certain spaces have been used to demand and expand equitable treatment under the law and how NPS has contributed to or limited that expansion, the fellow will help NPS improve management decisions and other barriers that affect equitable access to public lands today and in the future.