Dr. Black teaches a variety of courses in US History, Public History, Visual Culture, and the History of Capitalism.  A specialist of the nineteenth-century, she is particularly interested in the history of Citizenship and Belonging in the United States, with a focus on the use of visual culture to aid in the social and political exclusion of particular groups. Much of her students’ work considers local history in the Wyoming Valley, and is featured on mulocalhistoryprojects.org and dhpmisericordia.org.


100-200 level courses:

US History I
US History II
HIS 151, University Writing Seminar
Witchcraft in the Early Modern World
Turning Points in American History

300-400 level courses:

Introduction to Historiography & Historical Methods
Introduction to Public History
Public History Practicum
Seminar on American Visual Culture
Seminar on Gilded Age and Progressive Era
Seminar on American Women’s History
Seminar on American Capitalism & the Global Economy

Sources on the 2015 Confederate Flag Controversy