Nishani Frazier

Nishani Frazier
  • Interim Director, Museum Studies Program
  • Associate Professor, American Studies and History

Contact Info

Fall 2022 office hours: Tuesdays, 1:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m. CT and by appointment (all via Zoom)


Ph.D. in History, Columbia University, 2008, New York, NY
M.A. in History, Columbia University, 2003, New York, NY
B.A. in English and History, Spelman College, Atlanta, GA


Research interests:

  • U.S. History Post-1865
  • African American History
  • Public History
  • U.S. History, 1960s and 1970s
  • Black Feminist History
  • Archives
  • Black Nationalism and Food
  • Oral History
  • Digital Humanities

Selected Publications

Frazier, Nishani. 2019. “A ‘New Direction’: A History-Based Proposal for a Sustained Black Community.” Next System.