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Angel David Nieves


Angel David Nieves
Angel David Nieves

Associate Professor of Africana Studies and Co-Director, Digital Humanities Initiative

Christian A. Johnson Hall 102
315-859-4125

Angel David Nieves codirects Hamilton's Digital Humanities Initiative. He completed his doctoral work in architectural history and Africana studies at Cornell University. Nieves coedited the book, ‘We Shall Independent Be:’ African American Place-Making and the Struggle to Claim Space in the U.S., and is associate editor of Fire!!!: A Multimedia Journal of Black Studies, among other work. MSNBC.com and Newsweek have featured his digital research and scholarship. Nieves’ scholarly work and community-based activism engages with issues of memory, heritage preservation, gender and nationalism at the intersections of race and the built environment in cities across the Global South.

Recent Courses Taught

Introduction to Digital Humanities
Introduction to American Studies
Introduction to Africana Studies
Introduction to Afro-Latino History & Culture
Mestizo Metropolis: Latinos, Africans and the American Global City
South African Women: 1913-present
Black Female Voices: Writing Women of Color in the African Diaspora
Seminar in African Global Studies
e-Black Studies: Race and Cyberculture
Post-Conflict Truth, Reconciliation, and Social Justice: South Africa and Rwanda

Selected Publications

  • “Places of Pain as Tools for Social Justice in the ‘New’ South Africa: Black Heritage Preservation in the ‘Rainbow’ Nation’s Townships,” in Places of Pain and Shame: Dealing With Difficult Heritage, eds. William Logan & Keir Reeves (Routledge UK), pgs. 198-214.5
  • “Introduction: “Mapping Geographies of Resistance along the 16 June 1976 Heritage Trail,” in Footprints of the 'Class of 76': Commemoration, Memory, Mapping and Heritage, ed. Ali Khangela Hlongwane (Johannesburg: The Library, 2008)
  • Angel David Nieves and Ali Khangela Hlongwane, “Public History and 'Memorial Architecture' in the "New" South Africa: The Hector Pieterson Memorial and Museum, Soweto, Johannesburg,” in Footprints of the 'Class of 76': Commemoration, Memory, Mapping and Heritage, ed. Ali Khangela Hlongwane (Johannesburg: The Library, 2008) – reprint.
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  • “Re-Valuing Places: The Knowing/Unknowing,” Places Journal: A Forum of Design for the Public Realm 20, no. 1 (2008): 21-25.
  • Angel David Nieves and Ali Khangela Hlongwane, “Public History and 'Memorial Architecture' in the "New" South Africa: The Hector Pieterson Memorial and Museum, Soweto, Johannesburg,” Safundi: The Journal of South African and American Studies, vol. 8, no. 3 (2007): 351-368 – lead author.
  • “‘Until the lions have their historians, tales of history will always glorify the hunter’: Heritage Conservation, Tourism and Cultural Sustainability at the Langa Pass Court Building Museum, South Africa,” Historic Environment: Australia ICOMOS Journal 19, no. 1 (2006): 33-37.

College Service

Codirector, Hamilton's Digital Humanities Initiative

Professional Affiliations

Africa Network
African Studies Association
The American Association for History and Computing
American Association of University Professors
American Comparative Literature Association 31
American Studies Association
EDUCAUSE
ICIP (The ICOMOS International Scientific Committee on Interpretation and Presentation)
Committee member International Committee of Memorial Museums in Remembrance of the Victims of Public
Crimes
National Council on Public History
National Trust for Historic Preservation
Organization of American Historians
Society for American City and Regional Planning History
Urban History Association

Appointed to the Faculty: 2008

Educational Background

Ph.D., Cornell University
M.A.,  Binghamton University
B.Arch., Syracuse University

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