Dr. Nicole M. Jackson


Nicole M. Jackson, Ph.D.

  • Position: Associate Professor, Undergraduate Advisor, and Graduate Faculty
  • Phone: 419-372-7597
  • Email: nmjacks@bgsu.edu
  • Address: 25 Williams Hall


  • African American Intellectual History Society
  • Association of Black Women Historians
  • Association for the Study of the Worldwide African Diaspora


Dr. Jackson is an historian of the modern African Diaspora, Black social movements, and community activism, with a current focus on contemporary Black Britain. She is interested in everyday Black people’s work to expand the boundaries of social and political citizenship. She is also interested in the intersection between historical reality and representation in popular culture. Beginning in September 2017, Dr. Jackson became a regular contributor to Black Perspectives, the blog of the African American Intellectual History Society. 

Biography on Black Perspectives

Fields of Study

  • African American History
  • Black British History
  • African Diaspora History
  • Colonial/De-colonial/Post-Imperial History
  • Social and Cultural History
  • Women’s History
  • Modern American History


  • Ph.D, The Ohio State University,
    Department of History (2012)
  • M.A., The Ohio State University,
    Department of History (2009)
  • B.A., Saint Mary’s College of California,
    cum laude (2005)

Selected Publications

Selected Publications

  • Book Chapter, Myth of a Multicultural England in BBC’s Luther” in Adjusting the Contrast: British Television and Constructs of Race, Manchester University Press
  • Article, “Imperial Suspect: Policing Colonies within ‘Post’-Imperial England” in Callaloo.
  • Book Chapter, “The Ties That Bind: Questions of Empire and Belonging in British Educational Activism” in Blackness in Britain, Routledge.
  • ‘A Nigger in the new England’: ‘Sus.’ The Brixton Riot and Citizenship,” African and Black Diaspora: An International Journal, Special Issue- Remapping the Black Atlantic (8:2), July 2015.


  • “‘Absence is the Answer’: Race, Nation and Empire in Representations of Black British History” at Midwest Conference on British Studies, Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan, September 25, 2015.
  • “Rewriting Empire: Black Migration to England and the Struggle Over the Past,” at Callaloo/University of Oxford’s ‘Race and Resistance across Borders in the Long Twentieth Century’ Network, Postgraduate and Early Career Workshop, Oxford, England, University of Oxford, Wednesday, November 27, 2013.
  • “‘More English than the English’: the Crisis of Citizenship and Identity in England after World War II” at Midwest Conference on British Studies, Chicago, DePaul University, Saturday, October 12, 2013.
  • “The Ties that Bind: Post-Colonial England the Migratory Experience after World War II” at Blackness in Britain, Birmingham, England, Newman University, Thursday, September 12, 2013.

Courses Taught


  • HIST 1260 Modern American History (1877- present)
  • HIST 2001: Historical Writing
  • HIST 4905: U.S. Since 1945
  • HIST 2320: African American History from Slavery to Freedom
  • HIST 4320: Aspects of African American History: Black Women, Reconstruction to the Present
  • HIST 3790 Historiography and Methodology
  • HIST 3260 U.S. Women’s History
  • African American History from 1619
  • The Rise and Fall of the British Empire


  • HIST 6520 Reconstruction: History and Historiography
  • Twentieth Century American Social Movements
  • Civil Rights Movement

Updated: 07/21/2022 02:35PM