U.S. History: U.S History, Digital History, Race Relations, American Indian History, Military History, Civil-Military Relations, Public History
Janine is a PhD student who focuses on U.S. history in the 20th century with an emphasis on the military and race relations. Her dissertation focuses on Fort Dix in New Jersey during the first two decades following World War II to see how the Army struggled with integration efforts as it also adjusted to an increase of militarization and importance during the early years of the Cold War and changing racial social orders in the U.S. Returning G.I.'s from overseas occupying forces brought home wives and children to Fort Dix creating a complex community of interracial and ethnically diverse families who also contended with the global and domestic changes.
Janine also studies digital humanities and public history, with particular interests in multimedia production. She is currently working on several projects. Janine is working on a website, Divided Union, with fellow PhD candidate. Laura Brannan which looks at Confederate symbol use in American society. Another project maps an early Virginian Native tribe indigenous to Fairfax county. As a Graduate Research Assistant with The Center for Mason Legacies, Janine created an Omeka exhibit that centered the early Mason family's relationship with Virginia Native people and dispossession of land. She also directs the creation of a digital archive of over 3,000 postal items from Holland during World War II.
Janine had created several digital stories of her own research on military communities. Recently, she worked with World History Commons to create an introduction and informational videos of the website. She has also wrote and narrated a podcast episode and participated in a podcast roundtable.
Janine is an affiliate at the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media and a HASTAC Scholar.
“Georgia Journeys: A review of Georgia Journeys, a digital exploration of experiences of World War II and the Holocaust,” Reviews in Digital Humanities. https://reviewsindh.pubpub.org/pub/georgia-journeys/release/1
2022 C.W. Bright Pixel Prize for Best History & New Media Project
2022 Graduate Student Travel Fund, George Mason University
2021 Graduate Student Travel Fund, George Mason University
2021 Outstanding Conference Paper Award, Northeastern University
2020 HASTAC Scholar Fellowship, Humanities, Arts, Science, and Technology Alliance and Collaboratory, 2020-2022 Cohort
M.A. History, UMass Boston 2013
B.S. History, Fitchburg State University 2009
2022 “Digital Cultural History: A Discussion,” Organization of American Historians, Virtual
2022 “Confederate Names and U.S. Army Bases.” American Historical Association
2021 “What do we do with Grant? Racial Reckoning and the Complexities of American Icons,” Northeastern Graduate Conference, Virtual
2021 “What Do De do with Grant? Racial Reckoning and the Complexities of American Icons,” Chesapeake Digital Humanities Consortium Conference, Virtual
2020 “Revelation and Erasure: IPUMS USA Databases and New Mexico’s Population 1850-1920” Roundtable, Askhistorians Conference, Virtual
2018 “Fort Devens: Civil Rights Unrest and African-American Identity in a Northern Military Camp, WWI and WWII- An MA Thesis Website,” New England Historical Association, University of Connecticut