Erena Nakashima

Erena Nakashima

Graduate Assistant

Department of History
Arts & Sciences Hall
2700 Campus Way
Cincinnati , Ohio 45221-0373

Professional Summary

I am a Ph.D. candidate in history concentrating on public history. My dissertation explores the institutional formation of the Black Public history in the late twentieth century the longstanding effort among Black Americans to collect, preserve, interpret, and popularize the Black experiences in the past within the public sphere. My projects particularly follow the life and work of Carroll Greene Jr. (1931 - 2007), a distinguished yet lesser-known Black museum consultant and preservationist, as a guide and window into the Black public history practices and disciplines.


B.A.: Chuo University Tokyo, Japan, 2018 (History)

M.A.: Georgetown University Washington, D.C., 2020 (MA in Global, International, and Comparative History Program (MAGIC))

Positions and Work Experience

2021 -2022 Graduate Assistant in Public History, Center for the City & Department of History, University of Cincinnati

2020 -2021 Teaching Assistant, Department of History , University of Cincinnati

2022 -2023 Teaching Assistant, Department of History , University of Cincinnati


Paper Presentations

Erena Nakashima (04-01-2022. ) “Finding Oil Under Your Front Porch”: The Art of the First Americans Exhibit at Cincinnati Art Museum in 1976 .Florida International University. Conference. Level:National


Anne Delano Steinert, Kaya Burgin, Erena Nakashima, (10-06-2023. ) Lessons Learned: Challenges in Building Partnership between the University of Cincinnati and our African-American Neighbors .Columbus, Ohio. Conference. Level:State

Honors and Awards

2021 Taft Graduate Summer Fellowship Award Status:Recipient Level:University Type:Grant

2021 Roger Daniels Graduate Summer Research Fellowship Status:Recipient Level:Department Type:Grant

2021 Herbert Shapiro Scholarship in African American History Status:Recipient Level:Department

2022 Graduate Enrichment Award Status:Recipient Level:University Type:Grant

2023 Graduate Summer Fellowship Award "Avondale Digital Archive 2.0" Status:Recipient Level:University Type:Grant

2019 Humanities Ambassador Fellowship With Graduate Certificate in the Engaged Public Humanities. Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Georgetown University Status:Recipient Level:University Type:Non-Monetary

08-2023 -05-2024 Graduate Competitive Dissertation Fellowship Status:Recipient Level:University Type:Fellowship

2023 Rose Research and Travel Fellowship From Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library, Emory University Status:Recipient Level:University Type:Fellowship

Contact Information

Academic - Department of History
Arts & Sciences Hall
Cincinnati   Ohio, 45221-0373