Dr. Brian Keith Mitchell is a native of New Orleans, Louisiana and has been a resident of Arkansas nearly ten years. He teaches in the History Department at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. His interests include African American Antebellum History, free black communities, and Urban History. He is currently working on several digital projects which pertain to free blacks in the Antebellum South and commemoration of the 1919 Elaine Riot.
Dr. Mitchell’s academic interests and training are purposefully broad and varied. His interests include race and ethnicity, immigration, public history, African American history, 19th century history, Louisiana history, urban history, U.S. History, justice and inequality studies, historic preservation, digital history and material culture.
Select Publications, Awards, Distinctions, Fellowships and Reports:
Fair Housing Equity Assessment – Central Arkansas, HUD –Sustainable Communities grant – April 2014 (Principal Researcher)
Central Arkansas Livability Index – HUD – Sustainable Communities grant – ( scheduled completion date of December 2014)
Chancellor’s Fellowship, University of New Orleans, 2008-
Ernest Chacere Fellowship (University of New Orleans)
Federal Employee of the Year (Investigator, 2008), Sr. Federal
EEOC Investigator of the Year 2008 (State of Arkansas)
EEOC Investigator of the Year 2009 (State of Arkansas )