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Nikki Locklear,

Nikki Locklear

Nikki Locklear (Lumbee) is a first-year doctoral student whose research interests center on 19th century Southern U.S. and Native American histories. Within these broad categories, her areas of inquiry include community coalescence, identity, and survivance as well as the historical racialization of Native and Afro-Native peoples in the Upper South during the early republic and removal periods. Her primary advisor is Juliana Barr. She is also a member of the University Scholars Program and Society of Duke Fellows

She graduated with a B.A. in History from Brown University in 2020. Her undergraduate honors thesis, initiated as a Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellow project, explored Lumbee political struggle in the 20th century and received a departmental prize.

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