Ph..D., New York University, 2001
Mary Niall Mitchell is Ethel & Herman L. Midlo Endowed Chair in New Orleans Studies, Gordon Mueller Professor of Public History, and Director of the Midlo Center for New Orleans Studies. She is the author of Raising Freedom's Child: Black Children and Visions of the Future after Slavery (NYU Press, 2008) and has published online for Harper’s Magazine, The Atlantic, the Washington Post, the New York Times, and Commonplace. Mitchell is one of five lead historians for Freedomonthemove.org, a collaborative crowdsourced database of fugitive slave advertisements housed at Cornell University.
U.S. 19th Century, Slavery and Emancipation, Visual Culture, Antebellum South, 19th-Century New Orleans, Public History, Digital Humanities
Honors and Awards
Mitchell has received grants, fellowships, and awards from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission of the National Archives, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the American Council of Learned Societies, the Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation, the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, the American Studies Association, the Massachusetts Historical Society, the Harry Ransom Center at the University of Texas at Austin, the Louisiana Endowment for the the Humanities, and the J. William Fulbright Foundation.