Faculty mentor: Annie Isabel Fukushima
Artist’s Statement: Katherine Nielson was born in Atlanta, Georgia and adopted to Utah in 1987. She began her undergraduate degrees in Ethnic Studies and Kinesiology in 2015 at the University of Utah. She is a Spring-2021 Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP) award recipient through Ethnic Studies.
Her project, I Gig, You Gig, is part of a larger project the Gender-Based Violence Consortium. She is the author and actor of a personal narrative that highlights her experience as woman of color operating in a ride-share capacity. She participated in writing and acting workshops to explore a moment where a decision is made and the resulting complaint process. The Gender-Based Violence Consortium honors her story her narrative joins a wider conversation of narratives.
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