2016-17 Roving Scholar for Upper Secondary Schools, Nishani Frazier
Nishani Frazier is a 2016-17 Roving Scholar for the upper secondary schools (videregåendeskolen). Read more about Nishani below or jump to her workshops for students and teachers.
Phone: +47 984 62 406
Nishani Frazier is an Associate Professor of History at Miami University. Prior to teaching at Miami University, she held positions as Associate Curator of African American History and Archives at Western Reserve Historical Society, Assistant to the Director of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Archives at the Martin Luther King Center for Nonviolent Social Change, and personal assistant for Dr. John Hope Franklin, during his tenure as chair of President Bill Clinton's advisory board on "One America". Professor Frazier also incorporates her museum and archival experience into digital projects. While at Miami University, she co-developed the National Endowment for the Humanities Planning Grant, Interpreting America's Historic Places. This successfully funded proposal explored the 1964 Freedom Summer event via three categories of public history projects: digital education, walking tours, and a small public museum on the campus of Western College for Woman.
Frazier’s research interests include post-World War II black freedom movement, black internationalism, oral history, memory,
food studies, and biography. She has authored several essays and anthologies on the black freedom movement. Her book, Harambee City: Congress of Racial Equality in Cleveland and the Rise of Black Power Populism is forthcoming (December 2016).
Click here for a Google map that shows where Nishani has set up visits so far.We encourage teachers to coordinate visits with other schools in the same area.