Nicole (“Nikki”) studies the strategic use of visual, textual, and social media in social change efforts. Her work focuses on narrative change—the use of storytelling to promote policy reform, behavioral change, and international/community development. She is particularly interested in how non-profit organizations, NGOs, and artists use media to promote racial justice, reconciliation, and intercultural conflict resolution in these spheres. Working with Temple’s Digital Scholarship Center, Nikki utilizes text mining, topic modeling, network analysis, and other digital tools in her research.
Nicole Lemire Garlic
Department: Media & Communication