Author, activist Nicolazzo to lecture Sept. 19

Author, educator and activist Z Nicolazzo will speak Sept. 19 at the University of Maine.

The free public lecture, “Honor Our Dead and Fight Like Hell for the Living,” will take place at 5 p.m. in Minsky Recital Hall.

Nicolazzo is an assistant professor in the Adult and Higher Education Program, and a faculty associate in the Center for the Study of Women, Gender and Sexuality at Northern Illinois University.

Nicolazzo examines the legacies of resistance, resilience and love of transgender people, especially transgender women of color. Nicolazzo’s research focuses on mapping gender across college contexts, with a particular emphasis on affirmative and resilience-based research alongside transgender students.

Nicolazzo has published on transgender college students in a variety of national and international publications, and is the author of “Trans* in College: Transgender Students’ Strategies for Navigating Campus Life and the Institutional Politics of Inclusion,” which was awarded the 2017 Publication of the Year by the American Educational Research Association.