I am the Oral Historian at Brooklyn Historical Society, a nationally recognized urban history center founded in 1863, dedicated to preserving and encouraging the study of the history of Brooklyn, New York. As Oral Historian, I record, collect, and curate the lived histories, testimonies, memoirs, and narrations of Brooklynites from all walks of life. I recently co-directed a project that built an online portal for Brooklyn Historical Society's oral history collections.
Currently, I direct Muslims in Brooklyn, a two-year multi-faceted public history project designed to amplify the stories of Brooklyn’s Muslim communities and contextualize those stories in the broader history of Brooklyn. I also co-host and co-produce Flatbush + Main, Brooklyn Historical Society's monthly podcast that explores Brooklyn's past and present through scholarly discussions, historical archives, and oral histories.
In addition to Brooklyn, my scholarly interests include Malcolm X, Prince Rogers Nelson, Islam in America, and 20th century United States history.
(Photo: Maggie Shannon)