Elizabeth Nix is an Associate Professor of history in the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Baltimore. An American Studies graduate of Yale University, she received her Ph.D. in American Studies from Boston University. Nix was part of the steering committee for Baltimore ’68, and with project organizers Jessica Elfenbein and Tom Hollowak, she co-edited an anthology entitled Baltimore ’68: Riots and Rebirth in an American City (Temple University Press, 2011). With Cherstin Lyon and Rebecca Shrum she co-wrote Introduction to Public History: Interpreting the Past, Engaging Audiences (Rowman and Littlefield, 2017). She has lived with her husband Andy Imparato, a disability-rights advocate, in Baltimore City since 1994 and in Baltimore’s Union Square neighborhood since 2000. Her two sons graduated from Baltimore City College High School.
Awards: In 2009, The Baltimore ’68 Project won the National Council on Public History Project Award and the American Association of State and Local History WOW Award, and Nix and her co-author Deborah Weiner won the Joseph L. Arnold Award for Outstanding Writing on Baltimore History for their article “Pivot in Perception: The Impact of the 1968 Riots on Three Baltimore Business Districts,” a chapter in the Baltimore ’68 anthology. In 2016 Nix won the University of Baltimore’s President’s Faculty Award for outstanding teaching, service and scholarship.