“A world where many worlds fit.” The aim and sentiment of this revolutionary slogan informs Nico’s research on how racially marginalized communities are affected by environmental degradation and how they fight back against the structural inequalities that cause them to bear the brunt of the contemporary environmental crisis and its deleterious health effects. Engaged in ethnographic research, Nico actively participates in and collaborates with progressive movements, studying not only how communities develop their own models of harm and repair, but also how, through their own modes of analysis and practice, they enact alternative institutions and worlds oriented around socially just understandings of health and wellbeing. By engaging in a model of ethnography that is collaborative, participatory, and oriented toward liberation, Nico seeks to assist communities in building new worlds where one’s health and wellbeing are not determined by hierarchies of race, class, or gender.
MORE ABOUT NICO
Born and raised in Southern Louisiana to Cajun French and Mexican parents, Nico comes from generations of people living on and from the land. As a community organizer, Nico brings a unique perspective to his work and is committed to participatory and empowering research methods. His north star is the fervent belief that another world is possible.