About the Curators of 30 Americans

Dann J. Broyld is an associate professor of African American History at UMass Lowell. He earned his Ph.D. in nineteenth-century United States and African Diaspora history at Howard University. His work focuses on the American–Canadian borderlands and issues of Black identity, migration, and transnational relations as well as oral history, material culture, and museum-community interaction. Broyld was a 2017-18 Fulbright Canada scholar at Brock University and his book Borderland Blacks: Two Cities in the Niagara Region During the Final Decades of Slavery (2022) is published with the Louisiana State University Press.


Nicole Stanton is a dance artist, educator, and leadership professional. She is currently Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs at Wesleyan University, as well as a faculty member in the Department of Dance, Department of African American Studies, and the College of the Environment. Through choreography and performance, she explores the intersections between personal, political, and physical experiences with an eye towards celebrating the complexities of Black cultures and creating platforms that cultivate community. Her artistic practice emphasizes collaboration, including work with historians, scientists, anthropologists, musicians, and media artists. Nicole received her MFA from Ohio State University and her BA from Antioch College.


Brittney Yancy is an Assistant Professor of Humanities at Goodwin University, where she has been a faculty member since 2015. She is the Goodwin University's Content Coordinator for History. Brittney completed her Ph.D. at the University of Connecticut and completed her undergraduate studies at Hampton University. Her research focuses on 20th Century US social movements, urban radicalism, critical race theory, women's activism, and Black women's political and intellectual history. Professor Yancy has published with Oxford University Press and Greenwood Press, and her research has been supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities, Harvard University's Schlesinger Library Grant, Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Social Science Research Council, the National Council of Black Studies, and the Connecticut Humanities. Her honors include being selected as one of the 100 Women of Color in Hartford, the UConn Women of Color Award, and a host of awards from the National Council of Black Studies and the University of Connecticut. She is a member of the American Historical Association, the National Council of Black Studies, and the Association for the Study of African American Life and History.