Lariscy, Nichole

Nichole Lariscy  (M.A., Northwestern University, 1996; Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, 2007) specializes in multicultural American literature with emphasis on class, race, region, feminism, and maternity. Her dissertation, From Tears to Pearls: Untrashing the White Trash Momma, investigates contemporary attempts to “untrash” the literary figure of the “white trash momma” through sympathetic fiction and memoirs. She teaches undergraduate composition and literature survey courses.