Nikki McDaid

Nikki McDaid

Nikki McDaid


  • 2019 - Center for Native American and Indigenous Research Fellowship
  • 2007 - Gates Millennium Scholarship



Year Degree Institution
2016 Master of Arts in Teaching Pacific University
2011 Bachelor of Science in Sociology Northeastern University

Research Interests

Nikki McDaid (Shoshone-Bannock) is a doctoral student in Learning Sciences at Northwestern University. Her research interests are broadly focused on informal and formal learning environments at the intersection of land-based education and Indigenous resurgence. More specifically, she wants to understand the ways that youth in land-based learning environments recognize personhood of more-than-human animals and plants and whether or not the propensity to do so might be correlated with the ways youth engage in decision-making around social and environmental concerns. Nikki earned her M.A. in Teaching from Pacific University and her B.S. in Sociology from Northeastern University. She also has experience as a middle school and high school English and Musical Theatre teacher and has two children of her own.   

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Learning Sciences Program School of Education and Social Policy

2120 Campus Drive
Evanston, IL 60208
Northwestern University

Phone: 847/491-4329