Digital Projects

Learn more about my research by checking out the companion Scalar websites for my books.  As you navigate the The Nicest Kids in Town digital project, you will be able to view over 100 images and video clips related to my book project, including American Bandstand memorabilia, newspaper clippings regarding protests of American Bandstand, photographs from high school yearbooks, and video clips from American Bandstand.  This digital project was initiated at the NEH Institute for Advanced Topics in the Digital Humanities hosted by Vectors, USC’s Institute for Multimedia Literacy, and the American Studies and Ethnicity Department.  It is among the first to use the Scalar authoring the publishing platform.  Click on the image below to view the digital project.


Similarly, the companion website for Why Busing Failed—drawing on images, video clips, and other research materials from the book—highlights new ways to teach the history of “busing.”  This project supports my goal for the book which is to change how we talk about and teach school desegregation and civil rights at the college and high school levels.

Why Busing Failed Scalar screenshot