Nikki Fragala Barnes

Nikki Fragala Barnes

Doctoral Student | Professor | Humanities Scholar

University of Central Florida


Nikki Fragala Barnes is a transdisciplinary scholar of the arts and humanities and professor of Creative Writing at the University of Central Florida. Research interests include digital ethics of consent, land-based public histories, archives, monuments, and digital deterioration. She serves as an Ethics Ambassador with the Center for Ethics, which works to integrate ethics within all areas of research.

Nikki Fragala Barnes is also an editor, curator, experimental poet and participatory installation artist.


  • Materiality of text and Critical making
  • Ethics of data use, privacy, and consent
  • Curatorial practice centering non-dominant public histories
  • Place-based archives


  • PhD Student in Texts and Technology, 2024

    University of Central Florida

  • MFA, Creative Writing, Poetry in the Expanded Field, 2018

    MFA of the Americas, Stetson University

  • BA + MEd, English Literature + Composition, 1999

    University of Florida











University of Central Florida

Aug 2020 – Present Orlando, Florida

Responsibilities include:

  • CRW 3310: Intermediate Poetry Writing Workshop
  • CRW 3053: Theories of Creative Writing
  • CRW 3013: Creative Writing for English Majors
  • Course delivery + design
  • Workshop + critique

Adjunct Professor

Valencia College

Aug 2019 – Jul 2020 Orlando, Florida

Responsibilities include:

  • ENC 1101 + 1102: Freshmen Compositon I + II
  • Course delivery + design
  • Spring Arts Week

Instructor, Lead

CityArts Studio Gallery

Jun 2016 – Jul 2019 Orlando, Florida

Responsibilities include:

  • AP Studio Art Boot Camp
  • Program delivery + design

Communications Consultant

Winter Park Public Library

Nov 2005 – May 2016 Winter Park, Florida

Responsibilities include:

  • Donor Relations, Community Relations
  • Social Media
  • Events

Recent & Upcoming Talks

Recent Publications


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