Courtney C. Hobson is a public historian with a specialization in Black women’s history and legal history . She received a B.S. in history and government from Bowie State University in 2010 and her M.A. in historical studies at UMBC in 2014. Her writing has appeared in The Public Historian and she is currently working on a project about local community libraries in Baltimore City. Her non-academic interests include trivia, editing Wikipedia, cats, baking, and gardening. In addition to work at UMBC, Courtney is a member of the Pop!Farm leadership team, community garden in the Poppleton neighborhood of Southwest Baltimore.