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National Park Service
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African American history, Sunbelt, Florida history, Urban history, Miami,
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About Me

Porsha Ra’Chelle Dossie is a writer, cultural steward, and emerging public historian specializing in black history, urban studies, and the postwar era. Her scholarship and teaching examines race, immigration, and housing policy in the twentieth century U.S. South and Caribbean. Porsha’s other research interests include racial equity and representation in cultural institutions, cultural resource management, museums, digital history, and historic preservation.

She is currently an American Conservation Experience (ACE) Fellow at the National Park Service, Park History Program in Washington, D.C.

Porsha received her Bachelor of Arts degree in History (2014) and Master of Arts in Public History (2018) both at the University of Central Florida (UCF). Her scholarship, community service, and teaching practice have won her numerous accolades, including various grants, fellowships, and the Order of Pegasus, the University of Central Florida’s most prestigious student award.

Porsha’s work has generously been supported by the University of Central Florida, the UCF History Department, the National Council for Preservation Education, and the American Conservation Experience. Find her full CV here.

She currently lives in Washington, D.C. with her partner and their pretty awesome dog.

Recent Publications
Media Coverage
Country Focus
Expertise by Geography
United States
Expertise by Chronology
19th century, 20th century
Expertise by Topic
Government, Local & Regional, Museums, Public History, Urban History, Women