Haitian Studies Association

Member Profile

Nicole Willson

Institute for Black Atlantic Research, University of Central Lancashire - Leverhulme Trust Early Career Fellow

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Nicole's research is situated at the intersection of Black Studies, Haitian Studies and American and Caribbean Cultural Studies. Her work focuses largely on the transgenerational legacies of the Haitian Revolution and, more broadly, on articulations of resistance across the Black Atlantic from the age of slavery to the present. She is interested, in particular, in recovering the often forgotten, silenced and mediated stories of women of colour and is an advocate of engaged scholarly practice. Drawing on literary, historical, visual and material cultural, anthropological and heritage studies frameworks, Nicole's published work spans a broad interdisciplinary trajectory, and engages with subjects ranging from sartorial resistance in the revolutionary Black Atlantic to cultural icons such as Beyoncé and Meghan Markle. She acts as co-Treasurer for the British Association of American Studies and serves on the editorial board for the Journal of American Studies.