Lights hanging inside the O'Shaughnessy-Frey Library Center

Nicole Lucca

Major: English
Topic: How imperialist ideology was transmitted through children’s literature to the Empire’s next generation of colonizers
Faculty Mentor:

Dr. Alexis Easley

  • Applied post-colonial literary criticism to Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass.
  • Explored how imperialist ideology was transmitted through children’s literature to the Empire’s next generation of colonizers.
  • Went to India for J-Term her sophomore year to take a course called “The Religions and People of India.”
  • Says her most memorable moment at St. Thomas was “the Young Scholars Research opportunity. My faculty advisor was incredibly helpful and supportive. Without her this project would not have been possible!”

What's next for Nicole?

Nicole is applying to teach English abroad next year. She plans to attend graduate school to pursue a master’s degree and eventually her PhD in English.