Nicole is a Ph.D. candidate in English at the University of Notre Dame where she is a Presidential Fellow. She is originally from New Zealand and she received her Master of Arts specializing in Drama with First Class Honours from the University of Auckland. Nicole’s broad areas of research are global Anglophone modernisms/modernities and (post)colonial theatre and performance.
Her dissertation examines drama produced after periods of cultural revivals and revolutions in Ireland, Australia, and New Zealand, and she explores how the geohistorical particularities of cultural revolution throughout the twentieth century impact the ways in which modernist creative innovations are generated and developed in “peripheral” regions of the globe. By focusing on Irish, Australian, and New Zealand (post)colonial modernism in drama, she aims to add to current broader scholarly conversations about how we define the field of modernist studies in the twenty-first century.
Nicole is completing a minor in Irish Studies through the Keough-Naughton Institute and she is a member of both the International Network for Comparative Humanities and the New Zealand Modernist Studies Consortium. During Summer of 2017 she participated in the Global Dome Dissertation Workshop Program organized by Notre Dame in partnership with the University of Oxford and the University of Edinburgh. She was also a finalist for the University of Notre Dame Shaheen Three Minute Thesis competition (see video below).
She is expected to receive her Ph.D. in July 2018.
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