Angel David Nieves, Ph.D.
1. Personal Information
Ph.D., History of Architecture and Urban Development and Africana Studies
Cornell University, Ithaca, New York
(Concentrations in History of Urban Development; African American Studies; and African American Literature; Minor field in Latino/a Studies)
Graduate Certificate in Women’s Studies
Master of Arts in Anthropology
Binghamton University, Binghamton, New York
Graduate Certificate in Women’s Studies
Other Formal Education
Digital Humanities Summer Institute, “3D Modelling for the Digital Humanities and Social Sciences,” University of Victoria, British Columbia (June)
Digital Humanities Summer Institute, “Mobile Applications,” University of Victoria, British Columbia (June)
Associate Professor of Africana Studies (Tenured June 2010)
Director, Cinema & Media Studies Program (Spring 2015-present)
Director, American Studies Program (Fall 2012-present)
Chair, Africana Studies Department (Spring 2011-Spring 2012)
Latin American Studies Committee (Fall 2011-present)
American Studies Program Faculty (2009-present)
Cinema & New Media Studies Program Faculty (2009-present)
Hamilton College, Clinton, New York
Consultant, “African American Studies Outreach,” African and African American Studies @ Harvard University & The U.S. Holocaust Museum, D.C.
Board of Directors, Africa Network: Promoting the Study of Africa in the Nation’s Liberal Arts Institutions (www.africanetwork.org)
Project Advisor/Consultant, “The Power of Place,” Permanent Exhibition, The National Museum of African American History & Culture, Washington, D.C.
Associate Editor, Fire!!! The Multimedia Journal of Black Studies
Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH)
2. Research, Scholarly, and Creative Activities
Soweto: A Spatial History (in preparation)
‘We Gave Our Hearts and Lives to It:’ Black Women and Nation-Building in the New South, 1877-1968, “Gender and American History Series,” University Rochester Press (under revision).
Angel David Nieves and Leslie M. Alexander (editors), “We ShalI Independent Be:” African American Place-Making and the Struggle to Claim Space in the U.S., University Press of Colorado (ISBN: 978-0-87081-906-3 – June 2008) – lead author.
Chapters in books.
Lisa McFall, Janet T. Simons, Gregory Lord, Peter MacDonald, Angel David Nieves, Steve Young, “Collaborations in Liberal Arts Colleges in Support of Digital Humanities,” in Handbook of Research on Academic Library Partnerships and Collaborations, ed. Brian Doherty (under contract & review)
Angel David Nieves, “Race, Critical Theory and Archive-Making in the Digital Humanities,” in Disrupting Digital Humanities (New York: Punctum Books) eds. Dorothy Kim (Vassar) and Jesse Stommel (UWisconsin) (under contract & review)
Angel David Nieves, “Critical Engagements with Race, Memory, and the Built Environment: A Primer (Memory, Digitization, and New Media),” in The Routledge Companion to Media Studies and Digital Humanities, ed. Jentery Sayers (UVic) (New York: Routledge) (under contract & review)
Angel David Nieves and Siobhan Senier, “Subaltern Archives, Digital Historiographies (Postcolonial Cultures and Digital Humanities),” in The Postcolonial World, ed. David Kim (UCLA) (London: Routledge) (under contract & review)
Angel David Nieves, “Planning for Apartheid: The Garden City Townships of Soweto, Johannesburg,” The Afterlife of Iconic Planned Communities: Heritage, Preservation, and Challenges of Change, eds. Mary Corbin Sies, Isabelle Gournay, & Robert Freestone (Philadelphia: The University of Pennsylvania Press) (under review)
Angel David Nieves, “Planning for Apartheid: The Garden City Townships of Soweto, Johannesburg,” The Heritage of Iconic Planned Communities: The Challenges of Change, eds. Mary Corbin Sies, Isabelle Gournay, & Robert Freestone (Philadelphia: The University of Pennsylvania Press, 2014) (in preparation)
Angel David Nieves, “Places of Pain as Tools for Social Justice in the ‘New’ South Africa: Black Heritage Preservation in the ‘Rainbow’ Nation’s Townships,” in Places of Pain and Shame: Dealing With Difficult Heritage, eds. William Logan & Keir Reeves (Routledge UK), pgs. 198-214.
Articles in Refereed Journals. (shortened list)
Angel David Nieves & Marla Jaksch, “Africa is a Country? Digital Diasporas, ICTs, and Heritage Development Strategies for Social Justice,” The Journal of Interactive Technology and Pedagogy http://jitp.commons.gc.cuny.edu/africa-is-a-country-digital-diasporas-icts-and-heritage-development-strategies-for-social-justice/
Angel David Nieves (w/ Siobhan Senier, Anthony Lioi, Mary Kate Ryan, Pavithra Vasudevan, Darren Ranco and Courtney Marshall) “The Resilience of Race: A Cultural Sustainability Manifesto,” Resilience: A Journal of the Environmental Humanities, Vol. 1, No. 2 (June 2014) http://muse.jhu.edu/login?auth=0&type=summary&url=/journals/resilience_a_journal_of_the_environmental_humanities/v001/1.2.senier.html
Angel David Nieves & Marla Jaksch, eds., “Special Issue: Africa Mashup,” The Journal of Interactive Technology and Pedagogy (under preparation)
Grants, Fellowships, Prizes, and Awards.
Co-Principal Investigator (w/Gallon/Purdue), NEH Office of Digital Humanities, Institute for Advanced Topics in DH, Summer 2016/17, “Space and Place in Africana/Black Studies: An Institute on Spatial Humanities Theories, Methods and Practice” ($245,299.)
Co-Principal Investigator (w/Gill/U-Mass-Amherst), NEH Office of Digital Humanities Start-up Grant, “Dangerous Embodiments: Theories, Methods, and Best Practices for Historical Character Modeling in Humanities 3D Environments.” ($59,510.)
Co-Principal Investigator (w/Simons), Digital Humanities Initiative (DHi), Andrew W. Mellon Foundation ($829,654. + $463, 654. Hamilton match)
Co-Principal Investigator (w/Simons), CLASS (Culture, Liberal Arts & Society Scholars) Program, Digital Humanities Undergraduate Research, Andrew W. Mellon Foundation ($150,000.).
Co-Principal Investigator (w/Simons), Digital Humanities Initiative (DHi), Andrew W. Mellon Foundation ($800,000. + $208,000. Hamilton match)
Institute for Global Africana Studies (IGAS), Hamilton College ($15,775.).
Professional Affiliations, Memberships, etc.
African Studies Association (ASA)
Association of American Geographers (AAG)
Society for American City and Regional Planning History (SACRPH)