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 co-Directs 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 collaborates with Lafayette faculty on classroom digital projects and undergraduate research supervision.  She consults on:

  • open-source web-publishing platforms such as Omeka and Scalar
  • 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 is a Research Fellow for the Modernist Archives Publishing Project, and she is on the Board of Directors of the Texas After Violence Project oral history initiative.

Selected publications

‘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, vol. 44, no. 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.