LaQuanda Walters Cooper

LaQuanda Walters Cooper

LaQuanda Walters Cooper

Graduate Teaching Assistant

U.S. History: African American public history, digital history, history/social studies education, history of educational institutions

LaQuanda Walters Cooper is a second-year PhD student at George Mason, studying black commemoration in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. She was a 2017-2018 Digital History Fellow at the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media. 

Selected Publications

Walters Cooper, LaQuanda, and Sarah Huston. “The Commons,” Explore Baltimore Heritage, https://explore.baltimoreheritage.org/items/show/551.

Walters Cooper, LaQuanda, and Sarah Huston. “The University Center,” Explore Baltimore Heritage, https://explore.baltimoreheritage.org/items/show/546.

Grants and Fellowships

Digital History Fellow, Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media, George Mason University, 2017-2018

Education

M.A. Historical Studies, University of Maryland Baltimore County, 2017

M.A. Education (Special Education concentration), University of Saint Joseph, 2005

B.A. History, University of Saint Joseph, 2000

Recent Presentations

"Uplifting as We Climb: Reinventing the Partnerships Between Museums and Communities in the 21st Century". Annual Conference of the Association of African American Museums (Hampton, VA), August 2018, with Ashley Bouknight.

“Teaching and Learning for Cultural Competence in the Profession". National Council on Public History Annual Meeting (Indianapolis, IN), April 2017, with Camille Bethune-Brown, Ashley Bouknight, and Amber Mitchell.

"'Every Evidence of Our Progress': The North Carolina Negro State Fair, 1879-1898." National Council on Public History Annual Meeting (Indianapolis, IN), April 2017.