College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Nishani Frazier

Humanities - American Studies, History
Associate Professor
Primary office:
University of Kansas


Nishani Frazier is Associate Professor of American Studies and History at University of Kansas. Her research interests include 1960s freedom movements, oral history, food, digital humanities, and black economic development. 


Ph.D., History, Columbia University
M.A. and M. Phil, History, Columbia University

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.” Other. Next System.


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