Nicole Danielle Truesdell


rsz_386583 Nicole Danielle Truesdell’s interests are twofold:  one is in political and legal anthropology with an emphasis on rights of citizenship and belonging, the modern nation-state, Neo-Gramscian notions of race and racism, biological and genetic understandings of human difference, ethnographic methods, and class in the United Kingdom and the United States.  Her ongoing work examines the place and use of race by Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) community organizations in the UK as a legal, political and social tool to enact their rights with the state. As the Director of the McNair Scholars program at Beloit College – Beloit, WI., Nicole is also interested in, and researches on, the retention and success of first-generation, low-income and underrepresented groups in higher education.  Her current project examines the role and impact mentoring, research opportunities, and social identity has within McNair Scholars Program at liberal arts colleges.