Briana Nichols

Briana Nichols, PhD

  • Qualitative Research Manager, Center for Guaranteed Income Research
  • Briana Nichols earned a joint PhD in Education and Anthropology from the University of Pennsylvania. She is a qualitative research methodologist who is committed to advocating for systemic transformation in areas of racial and migrant justice through participatory research methods and the development of collaborative community partnerships.

    Prior to her arrival at the Center for Guaranteed Income Research, Briana was a Postdoctoral Fellow with the Center for Latin American Studies at Rutgers University. Her research examines the intersections of transnational development, international migration, and youth educational striving, and she has written extensively on issues of immigration, development, coloniality and community change in transnational contexts.

    Before pursuing a doctorate, Briana worked as a Chicago Public Schools teacher, and has a Masters in Urban Education from the University of Chicago.







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