Publications

 

Nature in Black and White: 
Summer Camps and Racialized Landscapes in the Photography of Gordon Parks


(PUBLISHED IN ENVIRONMENTAL HISTORY, 2018)


Academic  Projects

 

Summer Camp's Color Line: 
Racialized Landscapes and the STruggle for Integration, 1890-1950


(Master's thesis for montana state university, 2017)

Image from  Rare Book & Manuscript Library , Columbia University

Image from Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Columbia University

This award-winning master's thesis explores three summer camps in the northeastern U.S. that used outdoor recreation as an integration tool during the first half of the twentieth century.

 

Pole Power:
A Photographic Exploration of Pole Dancing Fitness as "Female Empowerment"


(Honor's thesis for the University of texas, 2013)

Image by Amanda Martin-Hardin from pole dancing performance in Austin, Texas, 2013.

Image by Amanda Martin-Hardin from pole dancing performance in Austin, Texas, 2013.

"I definitely consider [pole dancing] a feminist movement."

- Brass ovaries instructor
 

This project examined contemporary discourse surrounding female empowerment and feminism through "pole dancing fitness."  I photographed classes and performances, and conducted interviews with members of Brass Ovaries, a pole fitness studio based in Austin, Texas.