CLAW Community Advisory Board

The CLAW Community Advisory Board encourages collaboration, inclusivity, and community engagement in promoting Lowcountry and Atlantic World research and scholarship.

Lorna Shelton-Beck
Charelston Carifest
Carribean Culture & Hertiage

Emily Beck
Director of Interpretation
Savannah History Museum

Kellen Butler
President and Director
Friends of the Hunley

Nic Butler
Charleston Public Libraries

Anna-Catherine Carroll
Preservation Society of Charleston

Henry Fraser
Emeritus Professor
University of the West Indies Independent Senator, Barbados

Paul Garbarini
Charleston History Specialist/Tour Guide
Uniquely Charleston Tours

Elyse D. Gerstenecke
Curator of Decorative Arts
Telfair Museums

Rhoda A. Green  
Barbados and the Carolina Legacy Foundation   

Grey Gowder
Carolina Ocean Alliance 

Jacob Hagstrom
The Citadel Assistant Professor/Civil War

Lisa Hayes
Charleston Library Society

Valinda Littlefield
University of South Carolina Professor of History
Director, Africana Studies  

Crawford Alexander Mann III (Alex)
Director of Curatorial Affairs and Chief Curator
Telfair Museums 

Renee Marshall  
Huguenot Society of South Carolina 

Reba Hough-Martin
Palmetto Community Action Project 

John Navin
Coastal Carolina University   

Katherine Pemberton
Powder Magazine   

Valerie Perry
Aiken-Rhett House
Historic Charleston Foundation

Harriet Pierce
Barbados Museum & Historical Society 

Bernie Powers
Emeritus Professor of African American History
Center for the Study of Slavery 

Ian Sanchez
Community Organization/Barbados Connection

Philip Smith
Professor of Classical Architecture and Design
American College of the Building Arts (ACBA)

Toby Smith
Head Cultural History Interpretation Coordinator
Charleston County Park Service
McLeod Plantation 

Chauntel Thomas
Development Officer
Barbados Museum & Historical Society    

Martha Zierden
Curator of Historic Archaeology
Charleston Museum