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Doctoral Student Nichole Winges-Yanez
Doctoral Student Nichole Winges-Yanez

 

School of Social Work PhD Student
 

Nichole (Nick) earned both her BSW and MSW from Portland State University.  She has worked extensively with individuals labeled with developmental disabilities. She also has experience working with individuals living with HIV/AIDS, adults labeled with developmental disabilities and sexual offending behavior, and queer identified youth.  She has recently finished a project talking with queer identified youth across Oregon about their experiences with sexual education in schools.   Her research focus involves  reframing the current discourse surrounding individuals labeled with an intellectual disability and their sexuality utilizing queer and feminist theories interlaced with disability studies’ literature.  She is also interested in both queer and disability activism as it manifests locally, nationally, and internationally.