Nichole Michelle Smith

Nichole Michelle Smith

Nichole Michelle Smith

Graduate Teaching Assistant

Reproductive and Productive Labor, Marxist Feminism, Online Culture and Social Media, Social Movements and Social Change, Labor Movements, Anti-Rape Activism

Nichole is a PhD Student of Cultural Studies at George Mason University, having a research interest in the rise of online social media as a conduit for social justice movements. She received her Bachelors in Sociology with a minor in Gender Studies at Monmouth University and a Masters in Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at the George Washington University. 

Her research interests include Social Movements, Marxist Feminism, Labor Movement History, and Anti-Rape Activism. 

During her undergraduate degree she was a founding member and served as President of the Monmouth University's Gender Studies Club, a movement dedicated to eradicating gender inequality on campus. She was a member of the Not Alone Student Committee to Ending Sexual Violence on Campus, and organized several actions in solidarity of survivors of sexual violence. 

At George Washington University she served on the Progressive Student Union Coordinating Committee to end exploitation of the University's In-House Custodial Workers. She was the 2019 recipient of the National Women Studies Endowment Award, and continues to contribute to Women in and Beyond the Global (WIBG),  a feminist Open Access forum that seeks to transform relationships among digital media, gender and democracy. WIBG, "begins its investigation of the exploitation of women's paid and unpaid labor within and beyond four social-spatial structures: the global Household, the global Prison, the global City, and global Information Networks."


Master's of Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies with a Concentration in Sociology, The George Washington University-2019

Bachelor's of Sociology with a Minor in Gender Studies, Monmouth University- 2015

Recent Presentations

November 4, 2020: The History of Legal Right to Reproductive Justice, Paper Presented: “The Legal History of Reproductive Rights on the Intersection of Race and Class”.

January 2020: WGSS Alumni Speaker Series, Paper Presented: “#MeToo Behind Bars: Sexual Violence Against Incarcerated Women and Anti-Rape Activism”.

Fall 2019: Conversation and Action Event, Topic Presented: Campus Organizing and Student Activism Against Sexual Violence and Rape.

April 2019- 8th Annual Radical Democracy Conference. Paper Presented “#MeToo Behind Bars: Sexual Violence Against Incarcerated Women and Anti-Rape Activism”.

May 2015- Monmouth University Sociology Department Symposium. Paper Presented “Gender-Based Harassment in Video Game Culture”.

April 2015-Monmouth University 14th Annual Global Understanding Convention, entitled Practicing Non-Violence in a Violent World. Lecture and Workshop Presented “Carry That Weight: Sexual Violence against Campus Women”.