Prithi Kanakamedala is a Historian and Curator.
She is an Associate Professor in the History Department at Bronx Community College of the City University of New York. Her research interests include New York’s free black communities in the antebellum period, the history of New York City, and material culture of the Black Atlantic with a public history focus. As a public historian she has worked for a number of cultural institutions including Danspace Project Inc, Place Matters (a City Lore and Municipal Art Society project), Brooklyn Historical Society, Weeksville Heritage Center & Irondale Ensemble Project. She holds a Ph.D. from the University of Sussex and is originally from Liverpool, England.