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.  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
  • humanities research data collection and 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

‘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, pp. 348–62.

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, pp. 115-41.