Nicole Nieto

Nicole Nieto

Nicole Nieto

Assistant Vice Provost, Office of Outreach and Engagement

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 Mississippi, 1995

Nicole Nieto is appointed as the Assistant Vice Provost for the Office of Outreach and Engagement. 

Nicole’s research examines the role of food in community identity.  Her doctoral research examined the role of food in rebuilding New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina.  Her current research interests include immigrant communities and food identities.  Nicole’s research also explores the commercialization activity of women faculty in higher education and the potential barriers to success.

Nicole has taught Gender, Sex and Power; Reading Women Writers; Gender, Sexuality and Race in Popular Culture; and Hollywood, Women and Film.