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Nikki Fernandes

Instructor

Harris Hall 5103

Office hours: Fall--Monday, Wednesday, Friday 9 a.m.- 10 a.m. and Wednesday 11 a.m.-12 p.m. Spring--Tuesday 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

19TH-CENTURY TRANSATLANTIC PERIODICAL CULTURE

VIRGINIA HISTORY

SPIRITUALITY

WRITING PEDAGOGY

RHETORICAL ETHICS

About

Nikki Fernandes joined the department of Focused Inquiry in the fall of 2017. Within her classrooms, she focuses on cultivating collaborative learning communities in which self-efficacy can be developed alongside core curriculum skills. She’s lived in the city of Richmond since 2009 and is devoted to creating accessible, local, intimate spaces of belonging, healing and growth. She’s been able to do some of that work through her volunteer position as a faculty member with Richmond Hill’s Koinonia School of Race and Justice, and she hopes to expand that work through her program The Warmth–a reading and writing intensive for young black thinkers between the ages of 18 and 25. Nikki cherishes one-on-one mentorship, and she taps into her training as a spiritual director to listen, relate, partner and walk alongside young adults seeking guidance. As an English major with a master's in literature, she also depends on storytelling, self-reflection and clear writing to promote wholeness within individuals for the sake of community flourishing.

Education

  • M.A.- English Literature