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Professor of Africana Studies, History, and Digital Humanities; Director of Public Humanities

Ángel David Nieves is the author and co-editor of two historical monographs, including An Architecture of Education: African American Women Design the New South (University of Rochester Press, 2018) and ‘We Shall Independent Be:’ African American Place Making and the Struggle to Claim Space in the U.S. (with Dr. Leslie Alexander, University of Colorado Press, 2008). Dr. Nieves’s scholarship focuses on the intersections of race, gender, sexuality, and technology in the U.S. and South Africa, and is in the vanguard of digital history publications and experimental online publishing platforms. Among these are “Soweto’76 3D” (2004-2008), comprising a digital archive and virtual reality research into politically fraught historic sites such as the Winnie and Nelson Mandela House in Soweto, Johannesburg. Nieves has received support for his work from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the National Historical Publications & Records Commission (NHPRC) and Yale University, and while Co-Director of the Digital Humanities Initiative (2009-2017) at Hamilton College he helped raise over $2.7 million dollars (with Co-Director Janet Simons) in research support for interdisciplinary digital scholarship. Dr. Nieves’s work has been featured on and in Newsweek International, and his most recent digital research and scholarship may be found at

In 2020, Nieves was asked to become the Digital Media Reviews Editor for the Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians (JSAH) a UCali Press Journal.
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