Nia Whitmal


Nia is a PhD student in sociocultural anthropology from Amherst, Massachusetts. She will study the Black middle class and Black home ownership in Harlem, New York City. In particular, she is interested in Black Harlemites who own and/or will inherit historic brownstones. Her work will also examine the migration patterns in and around Harlem, scrutinize discourses around gentrification, cultural purity, citizenship, and homelessness. She is developing her skills in documentary production and working in New York City as a production assistant. Nia received her BA in anthropology from Yale University in May 2021.