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Associate Teaching Professor in International Affairs, Political Science, and School of Public Policy and Urban Affairs

Dr. Nichola Minott holds a PhD from The Fletcher School at Tufts University, were she was the recipient of a Boren Fellowship and participated in the Aceh Research Training Institute.  Dr. Minott is originally from Jamaica, West Indies and spent her formative years in Bronx, NY.  She also served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Paraguay, South America.  Through her experiences living in communities impacted by limited resources and economic precariousness, she developed an interest in international environmental policy and its impacts on marginalized communities.

Based on her personal and professional experiences and interests in environmental policy, international security and conflict, Dr. Minott pursued a PhD exploring the impacts of environmental disasters on civil conflicts, specifically the 2004 tsunami and its effect on the civil conflicts in Indonesia and Sri Lanka.  Dr. Minott has been a Visiting Scholar/Professor in the International Studies Program, at Boston College where she taught courses on International Environmental Science and Policy, Global Climate Politics, Disasters and Conflicts, and Conflict and Natural Resources. Additionally, she has taught classes at Tufts University and Merrimack College.  Dr. Minott has been a panelist at events for The Smithsonian Museum’s education programs and at Boston College on the topic of Climate Change and Justice.  Her research interests and teaching focuses on the nexus between conflict and natural resources; global climate policy and politics and examining approaches to race/justice and environmental agreements.

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2011. Boren Fellowship. “Assessing the Impact of Sudden and Severe Environmental Events on the Dynamics of Ongoing Civil Conflict: The Case of the 2004 Tsunami on the Conflicts in Sri Lanka and Aceh, Indonesia.”

Panelist at the Environmental Film Festival in the Nation’s Capital (DCEFF). Climate Emergency: Feedback Loops. March 2021.  https://dceff.org/film/climate-emergency-feedback-loops/.

Peace Corps Volunteer, Paraguay, South America.

  • Education

    PhD, Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University
    MALD, Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University
    BA, International Relations and Sociology, Connecticut College

  • Contact

  • Address

    225L Renaissance Park
    360 Huntington Avenue
    Boston, MA 02115

  • Office Hours

    Fall 2022 (in person or by Zoom):
    Tuesday 12pm - 2pm
    Wednesday 10am - 12pm

Nichola’s Colleagues

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Amílcar Antonio Barreto

Professor & Chair, Cultures, Societies, and Global Studies; Professor & Interim Director, International Affairs; Professor, Political Science; Affiliated faculty member of Women's Gender and Sexuality Studies; Affiliated faculty member in the School of Public Policy and Urban Affairs

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Denise Garcia

Associate Professor of Political Science and International Affairs

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T. Anthony Jones

Associate Professor Emeritus of Sociology and International Affairs

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Katherine Luongo

Associate Professor of History and International Affairs

Valentine M. Moghadam

Professor of Sociology and International Affairs

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Denis Sullivan

Professor of Political Science and International Affairs; Co-Director of Middle East Center

Berna Turam

Professor of Sociology and International Affairs

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Ioannis Livanis

International Affairs Associate Director; International Affairs Undergraduate Program Director; Teaching Professor in International Affairs and Political Science

Bilge Erten

Associate Professor of Economics and International Affairs

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Mai'a Cross

Associate Dean of Faculty Affairs, Diversity and Inclusion; Director of the Center for International Affairs and World Cultures; Dean’s Professor of Political Science, International Affairs, and Diplomacy

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Peter Fraunholtz

Assistant Teaching Professor in History and International Affairs

Laura Kuhl

Assistant Professor of Public Policy and Urban Affairs and International Affairs

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Emily Clough

Assistant Professor of Political Science and International Affairs

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Panagoula (Youly) Diamanti-Karanou

Assistant Teaching Professor in International Affairs

Robert Cross

Associate Teaching Professor of History and International Affairs