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 practise.
After completing her PhD at the University of East Anglia in 2016, Nicole worked at the Universities of Greenwich and Kent and, from 2018-2019, served as the Postdoctoral Research Associate on the AHRC-funded project Our Bondage and Our Freedom: Frederick Douglass and Family (1818-2018) at the University of Edinburgh. She is currently a Leverhulme Trust Early Career Research Fellow at IBAR.
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.