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Mickell J. Carter

Mickell J. Carter


PhD Student


Mickell J. Carter

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304 Thach Hall

Office Hours

Tuesday and Thursday, 10:45-12:15 or by appointment


M.S. Troy University

B.A. Columbus State University

About Me

Mickell Carter is a history doctoral student and Presidential Graduate Opportunity Fellow from Columbus, Georgia. Her research interests include Black Internationalism, 20th-Century Social Movements, and the intersections between politics and culture. Her current project examines linkages between Black men’s style during the Black Power Movement, Pan-Africanism, and masculinity. Mickell is also a graduate research assistant where she interviews Bloody Sunday Foot soldiers and document their experiences. Mickell is an advocate for social justice. She has worked with the Ad council as an Advisor on Racial Injustice and has written for the Alabama Prison Arts + Education Project’s Warbler newsletter. Mickell has also written for the award-winning blog of the African American Intellectual History Society (AAIHS), Black Perspectives, the American Historical Association’s Perspectives magazine, and the Washington Post. She is also a host of the New Books in African American Studies podcast.

Prior to becoming a PhD student, Mickell taught high school social studies where she was awarded the Re-imagining Instruction in Schools and Education Award. You can follow Mickell on Twitter at


Representative Publications

“Sound of Internationalism: Reimagining Regions through Anti-Apartheid,” in Reconsidering Regions in an Era of New Nationalism (Univ. of Nebraska Press) (forthcoming)

Conference Presentations

“Remembering Black Power and Masculinity through Everyday Fashion” African American Intellectual History Society, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, virtual, March 2022.

“Resistance through Fashion, Dignity, and Masculinity” Southeastern American Studies Association, The Westin Birmingham, Birmingham, AL, March 2022.

“Stylin’ Black Power: Fashion, Dignity, and Masculinity” Graduate History Association- 33rd Annual Graduate History Forum, The University of North Carolina Central, virtual, March 2021.

“The Sound of Black Internationalism” Columbus State University, Tower Day Presentation for Excellence in Academic Scholarship, Columbus, GA, April 2016.

“Visions of Terror: Black Panthers, Black Power, and Black Art” Senior Seminar Outstanding Capstone Papers, Columbus State University, Columbus, GA, May 2016

Essays (Partial)

"The history of beauty pageants reveals the limits of Black representation," The Washington Post (Feb, 2022)

“Balancing Roles and Growing During the Pandemic,” Perspectives Daily (Aug. 2021)

“Gen Z Hip Hop, Rod Wave, and Black Masculinity,” Black Perspectives (June 2021)

“George Floyd and the Global Fight for Black Lives,” Black Perspectives (May 2021)