Notes from an Accidental Scholar

" title="Notes from an Accidental Scholar"> Notes from an Accidental Scholar

Welcome! I’m Dacia Mitchell

I am a doc­toral can­di­date in Amer­i­can Stud­ies at New York Uni­ver­sity spe­cial­iz­ing in eigh­teenth– and nineteenth-century Atlantic his­tory and visual cul­ture. I am espe­cially inter­ested car­i­ca­ture as a site for exam­in­ing emerg­ing white racial prac­tices, gen­der, and eco­nomic iden­tity. In addi­tion to research­ing and teach­ing, I am the res­i­dent pub­lic intel­lec­tual on a pro­gres­sive pod­cast This Week in Black­ness.

Other obses­sions include the weightlift­ing, the dig­i­tal human­i­ties, iced cof­fee, ball­point pens, mind-bending the­ory, Twi­light Zone marathons, short­cuts, and talk­ing loud.