New Faculty: Tamika Nunley

Tamika Nunley

Associate Professor, History

Academic focus:
African American women's history, history of slavery, 19th century America 

Current research project: 
Second book manuscript, "The Demands of Justice: Enslaved Women, Capital Crime, and Clemency in Early Virginia, 1662-1865" 

Previous positions:

  • Associate Professor, Department of History, Oberlin College & Conservatory, 2020-2021
  • Assistant Professor, Department of History, Oberlin College & Conservatory, 2015-2020

Academic background:

  • Ph.D., History, University of Virginia, 2015
  • M.A., History, University of Virginia, 2012
  • M.A., African American studies, Columbia University, 2008
  • B.A., African American studies, history, Miami University, Ohio, 2007

Last book read:
“All That She Carried” by Tiya Miles 

In your own time/when not working:
I enjoy cooking, hiking, and playing the bass guitar. 

Courses you’re most looking forward to teaching:
African American Women's History, Slavery and Gender in the Atlantic World

What most excites you about Cornell:
I'm most excited about continuing the tradition of teaching and researching African American women's history and I'm fortunate to do this work in such a vibrant and supportive department. I look forward to working with Cornell students and collaborating with faculty across disciplines. 

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