Nicholas holds a B.A. in anthropology from the University of California, Berkeley (2013). His undergraduate research focused on the use of microartifactual data in interpreting archaeological households structures through use of space, social access, and trade networks between communities in Jordan.
At Notre Dame, Nicholas’ research focuses on the social and geographical development of historically marginalized communities during the 19th and early 20th centuries. Working primarily in Ireland and the USA, Nicholas is researching how Irish immigrants remanifested local communities within the context of industrial America. Further, he traces how immigrant social engagement transformed into the distinct Irish-American identities seen throughout the U.S. today. Nicholas aims to use the conflation of social, political, and economic events experienced by the Irish to further develop our understanding of contemporary social and political engagement of immigrant communities. Nicholas was awarded the Richard and Peggy Notebaert Premier Fellowship. Nicholas is a recipient of the NSF Graduate Research Fellowships Program (GRFP) and has advanced to candidacy.
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