Hi, I'm Nicole.
I am a sociologist studying how sexual violence is much bigger than the people involved in a sexual assault. My work focuses on how social structures, organizations, and culture create a world where violence is predictable and ordinary. By identifying how violence is produced, I can identify interventions to make our society safer.
Over the past decade, I have studied sexual violence in a variety of contexts, including college campuses and LGBTQ communities. My work has been published in leading academic journals and featured in The New York Times, NPR, Time Magazine, Slate, and Teen Vogue. I am also a fellow at the Institute for Research on Male Supremacism and an Affiliated Educator at the Center for Institutional Courage. To put my research into action, I co-founded Beyond Compliance with Dr. Jacqueline Cruz.