Dr. Prithi Kanakamedala is an Assistant Professor of History at Bronx Community College. She has published work on nineteenth-century material culture of the Black Atlantic, racial fluidity and solidarity in nineteenth-century New York, and print activism in Brooklyn’s early free Black communities. As a public historian, she has worked for Danspace Project, Place Matters (a City Lore and Municipal Art Society project), Brooklyn Historical Society, Weeksville Heritage Center, and Irondale Ensemble Project. She is currently a faculty co-leader for the Mellon Seminar on Public Engagement and Collaborative Research at CUNY Center for Humanities, Graduate Center and curated the semi-permanent history exhibit Brooklyn Abolitionists at the Brooklyn Historical Society. She holds a Ph.D. from the University of Sussex and is originally from Liverpool, England.