Nicole Spigner

Nicole A. Spigner is an Assistant Professor in African American Studies at Northwestern University. She was a 2018-19 Woodrow Wilson Fellow, and completed her Ph.D. at Vanderbilt University. Her book project, Niobe Repeating: Black New Women and Ovidian Transformation, examines feminine transformation in the works of Black New Women classicists who rewrote stories from Ovid’s Metamorphoses and employed Ovidian allusions, themes, and forms. Nicole’s/Spigner’s work is forthcoming in Brill’s Companion to Classical Reception in the Early Americas, and can also be found in the A-Line Journal, Public Books, and The Feminist Wire.

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