Misti Nicole Harper

Misti Nicole Harper


J. William Fulbright College of Arts & Sciences


Phone: 479-575-3001

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Misti Nicole Harper received her Ph.D. in History from the University of Arkansas in July 2017.  She graduated with her M.A. in History from the University of Central Arkansas in 2011, and with her B.A. in Theatre from the University of the Ozarks in 2004.  She is currently an instructor for the Department of History and the African and African American Studies Program, and is teaching History of the American people to 1877, History of the American People since 1877, Modern Imperialism, and African American History to 1877.  An Americanist who specializes in race, gender and civil rights since Reconstruction, Harper’s book project, And They Entered as Ladies: When Race, Class and Black Femininity Clashed at Central High School examines the intersectionality of the 1957 crisis at Little Rock, Arkansas.  Her second book project will expand the scope of intersectionality in the civil rights era beyond the South, and compare African American women’s activism to how gender and justice functioned in the Midwest.  

African and African American Studies