Misti Harper

Dr. Misti Harper

Dr. Misti Harper

Assistant Professor, African American Studies Minor Coordinator

Dial Humanities Building, 207



Dr. Misti Nicole Harper is the assistant professor of African American History at the University of North Carolina at Pembroke. She joined the Department in 2021 after a three-year post as the visiting assistant professor of Race and Women’s History at Gustavus Adolphus College (Minnesota). Harper graduated from the University of Arkansas with her Ph.D. in History in 2017. Her forthcoming book project, Ladies of Little Rock: Black Femininity and Respectability Politics in the Fight to Desegregate Central High School (University of Georgia Press, 2022) explores the activism and visibility of middle-class black women during the 1957 school desegregation effort that culminated in racists’ massive resistance. She ecstatic to be at Pembroke! #BeBrave