Areas of expertise:
Latin America, Brazil, social history
Ph.D., The Johns Hopkins University
Dr. Nishida is the author of Slavery and Identity: Ethnicity, Gender, and Race in Salvador, Brazil, 1808-1888 (Indiana University Press, 2003); and Diaspora and Identity: Japanese Brazilians in Brazil and Japan (University of Hawai‘i Press, forthcoming [November 2017]). She is also Senior Editor (post 1888 Brazil) of Franklin W. Knight and Henry Louis Gates, Jr., Editors-in-Chief, Dictionary of Caribbean and Afro-Latin Biography (Oxford University Press, 2016). Nishida has held many fellowships and grants, including a National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship at the National Humanities Center (Research Triangle Park, North Carolina).
Recent courses taught:
Colonial Latin America
Modern Latin America
History of Brazil
Race and Nation in Latin America
Slavery in Latin America and the Caribbean
Gender and Power in Latin America
Revolutions in Latin America and the Caribbean
Travels to the “Third Word”
The Politics of Identity: Globalization, Diaspora, and Diversity
Distinctions (awards, fellowships, and grants):
National Humanities Center Fellowship, appointed as a National Endowment for the Humanities Fellow, 2011-2012.
Albert J. Beveridge Grant, American Historical Association, 2001.
Summer Visiting Scholar Fellowship, University of Chicago-University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Joint Center for Latin American Studies, 2000.
Library Scholars Summer Grant, David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies, Harvard University, 2000.
Rockefeller Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship, Institute for Latin American Studies, University of Texas at Austin, 1992-1993.
Predoctoral Research Fellowship, Carter G. Woodson Institute, University of Virginia, 1989-1991.
Isadore Socolow Memorial Prize, The Johns Hopkins University, 1989.
Diaspora and Identity: Japanese Brazilians in Brazil and Japan (Honolulu: University of Hawai‘i Press, forthcoming [November 2017]).
Slavery and Identity: Ethnicity, Gender, and Race in Salvador, Brazil, 1808-1888 (Bloomington & Indianapolis: Indiana University Press, 2003).
“Japanese Immigration to Brazil,” in William Beezley, Editor-in-Chief, Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Latin American History (New York: Oxford University Press, forthcoming [July-September 2017]).
“Slavery and Gender,” in Trevor Burnard, ed., Oxford Bibliographies Online: Atlantic History (New York: Oxford University Press, 2012).
“‘Why Does a Nikkei Want to Talk to Other Nikkeis?’: Japanese Brazilians and Their Identities in São Paulo,” Critique of Anthropology, 29: 4 (December 2009), pp. 423-445.
“From Ethnicity to Race and Gender: Transformations of Black Lay Sodalities in Salvador, Brazil,” Journal of Social History, 32:2 (Winter 1998), pp. 329-348.
“Manumission and Ethnicity in Urban Slavery: Salvador, Brazil, 1808-1888,” Hispanic American Historical Review, 73:3 (August 1993), pp. 361-391.
Senior Editor (Post 1888 Brazil), Dictionary of Caribbean and Afro-Latin Biography, Franklin W. Knight and Henry Louis Gates, Jr., Editors-in-Chief, six vols. (New York: Oxford University Press, 2016).
College services and professional affiliations:
Committee on Appointments, Tenure, and Promotion (2014-present)
Committee on Faculty Awards and Research (2014-present)