After graduating Magna Cum Laude from Seattle University with a Bachelor of Arts in Creative Writing, Nicole Lowman earned a Master of Arts in English and an Advanced Graduate Certificate in Women's Studies from Southern Connecticut State University. At UB, Lowman co-founded the Social Justice Works-in-Progress Series. Lowman served as the President and Board Representative for the Graduate Student Caucus of the Northeast Modern Language Association from 2016-2019 and is currently a Co-Vice President of the Kurt Vonnegut Society. An article, “Trump’s American in Black and White: Palahniuk’s Not-so-far-fetched Ethnostates in Adjustment Day,” is forthcoming in The New Americanist, and a book chapter, “Teaching Critical Race Theory, Creative Writing, and Writing about Literature with Palahniuk,” is forthcoming in Teaching Chuck Palahniuk: The Treasures of Transgression in the Age of Trump and Beyond. Lowman has also co-authored “An Afterword: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion through Citational Practice" in Keywords in Technical Communication” and “Legal Resource Mapping as a Methodology for Social Justice Research and Engagement” in Equipping Technical Communicators for Social Justice Work: Theories, Topics, and Methodologies.