Participant Info

First Name
Last Name
Gustavus Adolphus College
Website URL
African American history and women's history; gender and sexuality studies; intersectional feminism; tribalism; imperialism, resistance and decolonization
Additional Contact Information
I am happy to speak to journalists and may be reached at my Gustavus Adolphus address, or my secondary address:

Personal Info

About Me

Dr. Misti Nicole Harper graduated from the University of Arkansas with her Ph.D. in History in 2017.  Her current book project, Ladies of Little Rock: Black Femininity and Respectability Politics in the Fight to Desegregate Central High School, explores the intersections of color, sex, and respectability politics at Little Rock in 1957. She is presently the visiting assistant professor of US Women’s History at Gustavus Adolphus College in Saint Peter, Minnesota.  Her side projects include examining black women’s leadership during Minnesota’s battle for suffrage, and centering Prince Rogers Nelson and the Minneapolis sound as products of the Louisiana jazz migration. 

Recent Publications

“Portrait of a (Invented) Lady: Daisy Gatson Bates and the Challenge of Respectability,” for The Arkansas Historical Quarterly 78 (3): Autumn 2019

Documentary Series Interview, Collecting Black Pearls: Discovering African-American Culture and History, Through Stories, Tours and Treasures (in production, 2019-2020)


Media Coverage
Country Focus
United States
Expertise by Geography
Africa, Ireland, United Kingdom, United States
Expertise by Chronology
19th century, Modern, 20th century, 21st century
Expertise by Topic
American Civil War, American Revolution, Colonialism, Emancipation, Gender, Law, Material Culture, Race, Rebellion & Revolution, Sexuality, Sexual Violence, Slavery, Women