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Nikki Locklear



Nikki Locklear (Lumbee) is a third-year doctoral student whose research interests center on 18th and 19th century Native American histories in what is currently the U.S. South. Within these broad categories, her areas of inquiry include community coalescence and belonging 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 the 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 struggles in the 20th century and received a departmental prize.

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