Mieko Nishida, Professor of History and Department Chair of History

337 Golisano Hall
nishidam@hartwick.edu
607-431-4839

Areas of expertise:
Latin America, Brazil, social history
Education:
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
  • Historical Methods

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.

Selected publications:

  • 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)
  • American Historical Association
  • Conference on Latin American History
  • Latin American Studies Association

 

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