Quin'Nita Cobbins is a Ph.D student in history at the University of Washington. She received her bachelor's degree from Fisk University in Nashville and her master's in history from the University of Georgia. Her academic interests consist of exploring black women's political and educational experiences in the American West and the history of African American urban communities. Her current project focuses on the activism of black Seattle women who made lasting imprints on the economical, political, and educational landscape of the city from 1960-2000. She is also a Mellon Mays Fellow.
Quin'Nita currently serves as BlackPast.org webmaster.