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.