James David Nichols, Assistant Professor

Office: M-443

Office Phone: 718-281-5018

Email: JNichols@qcc.cuny.edu


Dr. James David Nichols, Assistant Professor

James David Nichols is an Assistant Professor of History at CUNY Queensborough Community College.

He received a BA in History and a BA in Art from Northern Illinois University (1998) an MA (2006) and a PhD (2012) in History from StonyBrook University. His research specialties include the history of race, labor and borderlands. He is currently working on a monograph that traces the history of runaway slaves, peons and fugitive Indians in Texas and Northern Mexico during the 19th Century.

Courses taught: The Growth of American Civilization, Latin American History, the History of the U.S.-Mexican Border


"The Line of Liberty: Runaway Slaves and Fugitive Peons in the Texas-Mexico Borderlands" (Western Historical Quarterly, Winter 2013) This article was selected the 2014 Western History Association's Oscar O. Winther Award and the Bolton-Cutter Prize for best article.

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