Melissa Nobles (photo by Lynn Barry Hetherington)

Hand-drawn map, from Plaintiff's witness statements, drafts and research notes for Mabo vs. Queensland legal case (Australian National Archives)

Book Cover, Cambridge University Press, 2008

Elderly Korean "Comfort Woman," (Ahn Sehong)

Book Cover, Stanford University Press, 2000

NAACP Headquarters, New York City, circa 1920 – 1938 (The Collective History Website)

"Arkansas cotton pickers", 1935 (Ben Shahn)

Water Fountain, A. Schwab Dry Goods Store, Memphis, TN, 2012 (Melissa Nobles)

1790 US Census form for the state of South Carolina (US Census Bureau)

Melissa Nobles is the Kenan Sahin Dean of the School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences, and Professor of Political Science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Professor Nobles’ teaching and research interests are in the comparative study of racial and ethnic politics, and issues of retrospective justice. Nobles is a graduate of Brown University where she majored in History. She received her MA and PhD in Political Science from Yale University.