Nikki has a longstanding passion for sociology, social justice, independent films, traveling, dancing, and spending time with family and friends. She has a teenage son who makes her laugh and think every day, and they have two miniature wiener dogs named Jennifer and Madeline (a.k.a. Big J in the House and Mad Dog).
Nikki earned her PhD in sociology from Ohio State University. Her research has mostly focused on the mobilization and outcomes of the workplace movement for lesbian, gay, and bisexual rights in the workplace. Her book Changing Corporate America from Inside Out: Lesbian and Gay Workplace Rights won the Max Weber Award for Distinguished Scholarship from the American Sociological Association. In her new research, Nikki is exploring counter-hegemonic representations of gender and sexual identity in children's literature.
- PhD, Ohio State University
Awards & Distinctions
- Max Weber Award for Distinguished Scholarship from the American Sociological Association