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Nicholas Paskert

African American Studies, with a primary field in History

Nicholas is a first year doctoral student in African American Studies with a primary field in History.  His research interests focus on power, silence and solidarity formation in colonial and postcolonial New Orleans.  Additional concerns include New Orleans’ location within larger American and Caribbean historiographical contexts, maroon communities in the Gulf of Mexico, early American imperialism, postcolonial West Africa, agency in public and private space, early 20th-century aesthetics of authenticity, and the relationship between local history and metanarratives. He received his first BA in Psychology from Lawrence University in 2003, and in 2011 completed additional BA’s in Interdisciplinary Studies and History with departmental honors from the University of New Orleans.