Natalie S. Robertson, PhD
Executive Creative Director
Honors B.A. (History and English): University of Detroit-Mercy
M.A. and Patricia Roberts Harris Fellow (Museum Studies): Hampton University
M.A. and PhD (American Studies): University of Iowa
Primary and secondary Data Collection.
Copywriting and editing.
Research in the humanities and social sciences.
National and International Professional Highlights:
- Tutor - Advanced Studies in England Program, affiliated with University College, Oxford.
- Graduate Intern - Smithsonian's National Museum of African Art.
- Guest Author - Invited by The Honorable L. Douglas Wilder
to write three chapters in Freedom in My Heart: Voices from the United States Slavery Museum, published by National Geographic Books and nominated for a 2010 NAACP Image Award for best nonfiction
literary work of the year.
- Recipient of the National Endowment for the Humanities Research Award;
- the U.N.C.F./Mellon Research Award, the Andrew Mellon Dissertation-Year Award, and the Project for the Advanced Study of Art and Life in Africa (PASALA) Award that
facilitated field and archival research in West Africa, including the Republic of Benin, Senegal, and Nigeria (southwestern and central).
- Author - The Slave Ship Clotilda and the Making of AfricaTown, U.S.A.: Spirit of Our Ancestors, a book that received international acclaim and that was nominated for a
Library of Virginia Literary Award.