Nikki Lane

Cultural Accuracy Reading Services
Board Member

Nikki Lane is a cultural and linguistic anthropologist who is currently Assistant Professor of Black Queer Studies in the Comparative Women’s Studies Department at Spelman College. Her research explores issues related to American Popular Culture, urban spatial politics, and sexual cultures throughout the African Diaspora. A graduate of George Washington University, she received her Ph.D. from American University. Her first book, The Black Queer Work of Ratchet: Race, Gender, Sexuality, and the (Anti)Politics of Respectability, explores the use of the word “ratchet” in a community of Black queer women in Washington, DC.