Denise Burgher is the founding chair of the Historic Church and Community Engagement committee and co-chair of the Curriculum Committee. She joined the CCP team in 2016 when she spear-headed and led CCP’s national transcription outreach initiative to AME church members whose denomination and congregations hosted hundreds of convention gatherings. Denise is also co-chair of the Curriculum Committee which designed a standards-based CCP high school curriculum for implementation in Philly schools. Denise is a CCP and AAPHI (African Americans in the Public Humanities) Fellow and a Ph.D. student in the English Department at the University of Delaware. In 2018-2019, she recently completed a year-long resident fellowship at the Library Company of Philadelphia. Her work examines literature written by Afro-Protestant African diaspora women in North America engaging issues of agency, mobility, theology, race, gender and class.