Skillman 111B


  • PhD (English), University of Texas at Austin
  • MA (English), McGill University
  • BA (English & History), Cornell University

Charlotte is interested in the role academic libraries can play facilitating undergraduate research opportunities that center on archives, oral history, and community partnerships. She is the director for digital scholarship of the Queer Archives Project, winner of a 2020 Center for Research Libraries (CRL) Award for Access. From 2017-2022, she co-directed the Lehigh Valley Engaged Humanities Consortium, a grant initiative funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. She was recognized with a 2019 Image Award from the Easton chapter of the NAACP for her work in connection with the LVEHC. Charlotte serves as a project management intermediary for DSS faculty collaborations and digitization initiatives.  She also liaises between the Lafayette digital repository team and the Samvera Community for open-source digital repository development.  She consults with faculty, students, and other constituencies on:

  • open-source web-publishing platforms Omeka and Scalar for signature digital projects
  • oral history project management
  • primary source literacy for digital archives projects

Prior to arriving at Lafayette, Charlotte was a Mellon/Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) Postdoctoral Fellow in Digital Scholarship at Southwestern University in Georgetown, TX.  She has served as a Research Fellow for the Modernist Archives Publishing Project, and on the Board of Directors of the Texas After Violence Project oral history initiative.

Selected publications

Transforming the Authority of the Archive: Undergraduate Pedagogy and Critical Digital Archives, co-edited with Andi Gustavson, forthcoming from Lever Press in spring 2023.

Using Digital Scholarship Methods and Tools to Enhance and Transform Learning during COVID-19 at a Liberal Arts College,” co-authored with Janna Avon, Anne Houston, and Angela Perkins, New Review of Academic Librarianship, 27:3, 2021.

Community-Based Digital Archives to Support Diversifying Campuses and Enhance Community Involvement,” co-authored with S. Abu Turab Rizvi, portal: Libraries and the Academy, 21:1, 2021.

‘A Cracked Sheet-Glass Mirror’: Conditions of Collaboration at the 1945 P.E.N. All-India Writers’ Conference,” Literature & History, 48:1, 2019.

“Bloomsbury Conversations That Didn’t Happen: Indian Writing Between British Modernism and Anti-Colonialism,” co-authored with Snehal Shingavi in British Literature in Transition, 1920-1940 (eds. Charles Ferrall and Dougal McNeill), Cambridge University Press, 2018.

‘Connecting to the Ideologies That Surround Us’: Oral History Stewardship as an Entry Point to Critical Theory in the Undergraduate Classroom.”  Oral History Review, 44:2, 2017.

Archival Absence and Presence: A Review of Archives-Oriented Panels at MLA 2017.”  Archive Journal, February 2017.

Book Balls, Fox Trots, and Boeuf Bordelaise: The Early History of International P.E.N.,” in the Harry Ransom Center Ransom Center Magazine, Spring 2016; reposted by

Digital Archives in the Wired World Literature Classroom.” ARIEL, vol. 46, no. 1-2, 2015.