Born and raised in Arizona, Nicole K. Mayberry proudly wears the triple Arizona State Sun Devil badge. Nicole’s innate curiosity has led her to probe intriguing questions around the globe from the Americas to Antarctica, cementing her status as a transdisciplinary scholar. Identifying primarily as a cultural geographer, she delves into research at the confluence of science and technology, human geography, and political philosophy. A significant focus of her work has been uncovering how legacies of empire and whiteness subtly embed themselves within institutions over space and time. Currently, Nicole serves as an Assistant Research Professor in the School of Public Affairs at ASU. She lives and works in Washington, D.C.
Ph.D. Human and Social Dimensions of Science and Technology. Dissertation: Shrouded Cartographies of Subordination: How Science Fiction Stories Build Anti-Black Futures, Arizona State University, USA. (2018-2022).
MA Political Science (Political Theory and Philosophy), Arizona State University, USA. (2016-2018).
BS Political Science, Arizona State University, USA. (2012-2016).