Nicole Blalock is a mixed-heritage scholar and artist whose work applies Native American Studies to education and the development of culturally sustaining pedagogies. Her research is largely interdisciplinary and incorporates her interests in contemporary society and how its policies and practices influence learning and achievement. She is also interested in issues of representation, identity, and sovereignty. Her art has recently expanded to include experimentation with alternative photographic processes and multidisciplinary pieces that combine image with performance, post-processing, and mixed-media. Although distinct activities, Nicole’s research and art run a parallel course, developing and enriching her understanding of critical issues in society. Both are the result of archiving experience and thought and draw from her own rich academic, professional, and personal history.
Dr. Blalock is currently serving as a Grants Manager at Arizona Humanities, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization and Arizona state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.