Nina Tissi-Gassoway

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Nina Tissi-Gassoway

Doctoral Student


Nina Tissi-Gassoway (She/Her) is a PhD student in Social Justice Education (SJE) at University of Massachusetts Amherst. Nina earned her Master’s degree in College Student Services Administration and worked professionally in student affairs for 6 years before deciding to pursue her doctorate. Her doctoral research seeks to explore the ways Intergroup Dialogue can be used to examine race-relations and racism within queer college communities and build cross-race coalitions. Nina has served as a teaching assistant and instructor for undergraduate and graduate-level courses focusing on Intergroup dialogue and social justice issues in education.

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