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About Michael Mizell-Nelson

Michael Mizell-Nelson's research interests center upon New Orleans and 20th Century US history, and he has collaborated in developing several online database projects, including the Hurricane Digital Memory Bank and the New Orleans Research Collaborative. He currently leads the creation of a series of noncommercial online and mobile historical tours known as New Orleans Historical.
He is a recipient of various scholarships and grants, including funding from the Sloan and Woodrow Wilson Foundations and a one-year Research Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Humanities. The latter allowed him to revise and expand his manuscript study of working class New Orleans residents in Jim Crow-era New Orleans, which is nearing completion. His video documentary work includes Streetcar Stories, a one-hour documentary broadcast on 100+ PBS affiliates and screened at the American Film Institute Festival and the Museum of Modern Art, New York City. He also serves as Public History Coordinator for the UNO History Department's MA program.


Present Associate Professor of History, University of New Orleans

Research Interests

20th Century US history, Digital Humanities, New Orleans & Louisiana history, Public History, Documentary Video Production, and Streetcar Motorman & Conductor

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Contact Information
Twitter: @poorboyologist
History Department
Liberal Arts Building Rm. 135
University of New Orleans
New Orleans, LA 70148
(504) 280-6611
Fax: (504) 280-6883

Contributions to Books (3)

Articles (3)

Database & Digital Projects (3)

Video Documentary (2)