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education

Geography Ph.D. Student
University of California, Berkeley

B.A. University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, May 2018
American Studies and Communication Studies (Media Studies focus)
Minor in Creative Writing (Non-Fiction focus)

honors and awards

Afrotectopia Imagineer Fellow | Summer 2020
The Wilson Special Collections Library Summer Visiting Research Fellowship | Summer 2020 (delayed due to Covid-19)
Ellison Durant Smith Research Award | Summer 2020 (delayed due to Covid-19)
Berkeley Chancellor’s Fellowship for Graduate Study | 2019-2024 (estimated)
Mildred Colodny Diversity Scholarship for Graduate Study in Historic Preservation | Academic Years 2019-2020, 2020-2021
The New Hope Fellowship for Digital Historical Research | Summer 2018
Gilder Lehrman History Scholar Award | June 2018
VIMY Global Team Award (Declined) | May 2018
Best Poster Certificate at the 19th Annual Celebration of Undergraduate Research | April 2018
Peter C. Baxter Memorial Prize Award | 2018 Chancellor’s Awards
William Stevens Powell Award | 2018 Chancellor’s Awards
William W. and Ida W. Taylor and James S. Gold Faculty-Mentored Research Fellowship | Summer 2017
Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) | Summer 2017
Hayden B. Renwick Academic Achievement Award | 2014 – 2018
Carolina Honors Program Scholar | 2014 – 2018
University of North Carolina Dean’s List | 2014  – 2018

teaching

Race, Space, and Inequality (Dr. Jovan Scott Lewis) 
Graduate Student Reader atThe University of California, Berkeley — Spring 2020

research assistantships

Public Histories/Public Futures (Susan Moffat, Global Urban Humanities)
Graduate Student Researcher at The University of California, Berkeley — June 2020 – September 2020

Community Histories Workshop (Dr. Robert Allen)
Undergraduate Student Researcher at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC — 2016 – 2018

A Red Record: Revealing Lynching Sites in North Carolina and South Carolina (Dr. Seth Kotch)
Undergraduate Student Researcher at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC — 2016 – 2018

professional experience

Managing Editor, Roadtrippers Magazine | Cincinnati, OH | March 2019 – August 2019

African American Cultural Heritage Action Fund Intern, National Trust for Historic Preservation | Denver, CO | September 2018 – December 2018

Route 66 Road Trip Campaign Intern, National Trust for Historic Preservation | Denver, CO | May 2018 – September 2018

Communications and Social Media Intern, The Association of Recovery in Higher Education | Washington, D.C. | August 2017 – July 2018

Assistant Arts & Culture Desk Editor, The Daily Tar Heel | Chapel Hill, NC | May 2016 – October 2016

Senior Writer and Investigative Reporter, The Daily Tar Heel | Chapel Hill, NC | September 2014 – May 2016

publications

online publications

Vickers, M.P. “Locating Lynching Project” (contributor), 2016.
Vickers, M.P., “Main Street, Carolina,” 2016.
Vickers, M.P., “Project Twenty,” 2016.
Vickers, M.P., “Names in Brick and Stone: Histories from UNC’s Built Landscape” (contributor), 2017.

graphic design publications

Vickers, M.P., “The Northside Chronicles” (children’s book series), The Jackson Center, 2016.

professional affiliations

Board Member | Route 66 Road Ahead Partnership Negro Motorist Green Book Task Force | 2018-2020
Co-Director and Communications Co-Chair | Carolina Kickoff | 2014 – 2018
Co-President | Carolina Recovery Group | 2016 – 2018
Member | The Association of LGBTQ Journalists | 2016 – 2017
Student Ambassador | The Association of Recovery in Higher Education | 2016, 2017

conferences & presentations

Presenter, “On Imagining: Ancestral tools, travel guides, and community building for the end of the world,” Designing Prismatic Black Radical Futures, Afrotectopia, September 2020.

Participant and Presenter, “‘Pushing Back the Darkness’: Black Dispossession and White Progress in the Santee Cooper Project,” Dispossession in Motion Workshop, The University of California, Berkeley, April 2020 (Conference canceled due to Covid-19).

Moderator, “Radical Homemaking,” The Berkeley Black Geographies Symposium, The University of California, Berkeley, March 2020.

Panelist, “Historians and Developers, Pitfalls and Potential,” National Humanities Conference, New Orleans, November 2018.

Presenter, “The Legacy of a Lynching: Community and Familial Adaptation in the Wake of Racial Trauma,” American Studies Honors Thesis Summit, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, May 2018.

Panelist, “Kenan Institute for Ethics Scholar Symposium in Human Rights, Ethics, and International Politics,” Kenan Institute for Ethics, Duke University, April 2018.

Poster Presenter, “The Legacy of a Lynching: Community and Familial Adaptation in the Wake of Racial Trauma,” 19th Annual Celebration of Undergraduate Research, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, April 2018.

Panelist, “North Carolina Attorney General Josh Stein’s Substance Misuse Panel,” Attorney General College Tour, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, January 2018.

Presenter, “The Lockville Project: Culturally and Geographically Remapping a Town Lost,” William W. and Ida W. Taylor and James S. Gold Faculty-Mentored Research Fellowship Celebration, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, November 2017.

Participant & Researcher, “2017 Lynching in the American South Digital Conference,” A Red Record Conference, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, June 2018.


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