- BA, Dartmouth College
- MA, Dartmouth College
- PhD, Philosophy and Women’s Gender, and Sexuality Studies, Pennsylvania State University
Nicole’s dissertation, “The Politics of Attachment: Toward a Critical Theory of Affect,” investigated emotional distortions related to various forms of oppression through the lens of the four attachment styles—specifically, with a mind to exploring the ethical and practical value of “insecure” political attachments.
Her primary research interests are Frankfurt School critical theory, critical philosophy of race, feminist philosophy, and queer/affect theory.
Nicole is also an accomplished teacher, having won several university-wide and departmental awards at Penn State.
Ethics, Feminist Philosophy, Philosophy of Race