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Z Nicolazzo, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Higher Education and Student Affairs 

Department:

Counseling, Adult and Higher Education (CAHE)

Research Interests:

Dr. Z Nicolazzo, Assistant Professor, has been at NIU since summer 2015.  Ze teaches courses on college student development, postsecondary access, and diversity, equity, and culture.  Dr. Nicolazzo’s research centers on trans* collegians, with a particular emphasis on trans* student resilience and kinship-building.  Dr. Nicolazzo has published in a variety of scholarly and practitioner-focused publications, including the Journal of LGBT YouthJournal of Diversity in Higher EducationAbout CampusJournal of Critical Scholarship on Higher Education and Student Affairs, and TSQ: Transgender Studies Quarterly

Dr. Nicolazzo’s research focuses on mapping gender across collegiate contexts.  Hir specific areas of interest include: gender in higher education, particularly the experiences of trans* collegians; college student activism; and intersectionality, particularly students’ experiences of the intersections of race, disability, and gender identity.  Dr. Nicolazzo also writes about the use of alternative methodologies, epistemologies, and representations of knowledge.    

Education:

Ph.D., Student Affairs in Higher Education, Miami University 
Graduate Certificate, Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

M.S., College Student Personnel, Western Illinois University 

B.A., Philosophy, Roger Williams University 

 Z Nicolazzo

Contact

(815) 753-9373
znicolazzo@niu.edu
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