Kami Fletcher, Ph.D. – Albright College

Kami Fletcher, Ph.D.

Kami Fletcher, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of History


B.A. – University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff
MPA – University of Arkansas at Little Rock
MA – Texas Woman’s University
Ph.D. – Morgan State University

Areas of Expertise

  • Death & Dying
  • African American Cemeteries
  • Black Undertakers
  • The Southern Plantation
  • Women’s Studies
  • 19th and 20th Century U.S.

Areas of Research

Fletcher, Kami & Allan Amanik. Editors. Till Death Do Us Part: American Ethnic Cemeteries as Borders Uncrossed. University Press of Mississippi, April 2020.


Fletcher, Kami. “Real Business: Maryland’s First Black Cemetery Journey’s into the Enterprise of Death, 1807-1920.” Thanatological Studies, Number 7 (April 2015): 53-85.


Fletcher, Kami. “When Did the n-word Become about Freedom of Speech? Understanding the Effects of When the n-word is Spoken in the classroom.” In Postcolonial Composition Pedagogy: Using the Culture of Marginalized Students to Teach Writing, edited by Monique Akassi, 267-76, Ann Arbor, Michigan: Robbie Dean Press, 2011.



Fletcher, Kami “Long Live Chill #LLC: Exploring Grief, Memorial & Ritual in African American R.I.P. T-shirt Culture.” In A Reflexive Study of the Rituals Associated with Death and Dying, edited by Kalliopi Christoduoulaki and Aubrey Thamann (forthcoming with Berghahn Books 2020).

Fletcher, Kami & Ashley Towle. Editors. Southern Cemeteries: Imprints of Southern Culture. University of Georgia Press (forthcoming 2021).

Courses Taught

  • African American History I & II
  • African American Great Migration
  • U.S. History since 1865
  • U.S. Social History