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HPPR Arts, Culture & History

Radio Reader Book Leader Nicole English

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Born in Texas, raised bilingual in two cultures, Nicole is a second generation academic and folkloric dancer.  She’s also an assistant professor of sociology at FHSU holding degrees from the University of Missouri in Kansas City. Nicole’s interests range from  the sociology of dance, arts, and community to LatinX studies, and technology.  Her research interests include the social impact of the arts and performance, (esp. dance), culture, and community, and their relationship to health and well-being across the life span.  She’s written on the ways in which dance groups create community, both within the group and outside of the group, and how dance movement translates into social interactions as a process to create social solidarity.