Research Associate and Grant Coordinator, Humanities Unbounded

Nicole is a Research Associate and Grant Coordinator for Humanities Unbounded, an initiative funded by an Andrew W. Mellon Foundation grant designed to nurture collaboration and inventive expressions of the humanities at Duke and beyond our campus. In that capacity, she also serves as lab manager for Strange Life and Ecologies of Knowledges, two strands of FHI’s Entanglement Project.

Nicole earned a PhD in art history from Duke in 2022, specializing in the history of modern Japanese art and visual culture with emphasis on painting, prints, photography, and the body. Her dissertation, "Visualizing Bodies: Public Health and the Medicalized Everyday in Modern Japan,” examines images to ask how visuality shaped public discourses on health, the body, and sociality in modern Japan.