Nicole Ivy

Museum Futurist

American Alliance of Museums

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Nicole Ivy is a Museum Futurist at the American Alliance of Museums’ (AAM) Center for the Future of Museums (CFM). She is also an American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) Public Fellow. She researches issues around museums and labor, including accessibility and inclusion in museum employment and the future of work. Nicole has held university positions as a professor in the fields of history, American Studies, and African-American studies, and has also taught widely in secondary education. In addition to her academic appointments, Nicole has also worked in the museum and visual studies fields, having been an Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) Graduate Fellow in Museum Practice. Her professional and scholarly interests include future studies, public history, visual culture, and museum accessibility and inclusion. She earned her B.A. in English from the University of Florida, her Ph.D. in African American Studies and American Studies from Yale University, and completed training in strategic foresight from the University of Houston.