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Nicole Nieto

Dr. Nicole Nieto (WGSS Lecturer)

Nicole Nieto

Assistant Vice Provost, Office of Outreach and Engagement


Professional Website

Office Hours

By appointment (Zoom)

Areas of Expertise

  • Popular culture
  • Folklore studies
  • Foodways
  • Southern culture
  • Gender, Race and STEM
  • Chicana feminism(s)


  • Ph.D., Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies, Specialization in Folklore, The Ohio State University, 2015
  • M.A., Women's Studies, University of Alabama, 2002
  • B.A., International Studies, University of Southern Mississippi, 1995

Nicole Nieto is Assistant Vice Provost for Outreach and Engagement in the Office of Academic Affairs. Through her fifteen year-long Ohio State career Nicole has held positions in the Offices of Student Life, Human Resources, Research and now Academic Affairs.

Nicole has a PhD in Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies (WGSS) with a specialization in Folklore Studies from The Ohio State University. Nicole serves on the President and Provost’s Council on Sustainability and is a 2019 OSU Glassbreaker, an honor given to women who have advanced their careers at Ohio State while also serving as mentors to other women. 

Nicole teaches courses in WGSS on popular culture, literature and food.  She is also a STEP faculty mentor. Prior to arriving at Ohio State, Nicole served as Assistant Director of International Student and Scholar Services at the University of Alabama.