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