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MSE Colloquium: Nicole Nieto, Social Identity and Implicit Bias: Examining Structural and Institutional Barriers

Program Manager, Office of Research, Ohio State ADVANCE
Friday, September 15, 2017, 3:00 pm
264 MacQuigg Labs
105 W. Woodruff Ave.
Columbus, OH 43210


This seminar examines social identity and implicit bias.  Particular attention will be paid to understanding one’s own social identities (gender, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, ability, socioeconomic status, religion/spirituality, language and nationality) and how these identities impact one’s experiences. Participants will examine ways that implicit bias can affect their department and they will learn evidence-based strategies for reducing application of these biases. 


Dr. Nicole NietoNicole Nieto has over 17 years of higher education experience with a focus on equity, inclusion, transformative leadership and effective dialogue.  Nicole has played key roles in developing and creating innovative learning curriculums for faculty, staff and students.  Nicole has experience facilitating workshops and trainings for a variety of audiences including local governments, higher education and industy. 

Nicole currently serves as Program Manager for Ohio State ADVANCE in the Office of Research at The Ohio State University (OSU) where she serves to advance women faculty through consultations, initiatives and leadership development with a focus on STEMM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine).  Prior to that, Nicole was a Learning and Development Facilitator for Ohio State’s Office of Human Resources.  Before that, she served in various roles at the OSU Multicultural Center.  Nicole is also an experienced teacher, currently serving as adjunct faculty at Capital University teaching courses on cultural pluralism in the Department of History and as an instructor in the OSU Department of Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies.

Nicole received her B.A. from the University of Southern Mississippi in International Studies, her M.A. in Women’s Studies from the University of Alabama and her Ph.D. in Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies from The Ohio State University.

Nicole believes that cultivating positive relationships with yourself and others is key to success.  She strives to encourage women to know their worth and not underestimate their value.