Dr. Nikki Brown holds a PhD from Yale University and is an Associate Professor of History at the University of New Orleans.
Her first book, Private Politics and Public Voices: African American Women's Politics from World War I to the New Deal, won the Letitia Woods Brown Award for best book in African American Women's History in 2007.
She is also a professional photographer and documentarian. Brown focuses on African American history and visual culture of the 20th century, particularly the African diaspora, art, global feminism, and gender studies.
Her photographs have been on exhibition in the United States and Austria. She is also the co-editor of The Encyclopedia of Jim Crow, 3 vols (2009)