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Isabella Pereira Nikel

M.A. Student and Teaching Assistant



Building & Room:

UH 1507


601 S Morgan Street


Isabella Pereira Nikel holds a bachelor summa cum laude in International Relations from the Federal University of Santa Catarina (Brazil). She is currently pursuing an MA in Latin American and Latino Studies with a Concentration in Museum and Exhibition Studies from the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC). She was a recipient of UIC’s Graduate College Award for Graduate Research in the Spring of 2023 for her ongoing MA thesis on the memorization efforts to remember the COVID-19 deaths in Brazil. Isabella has experience teaching, researching, and providing legal advice for migrants and refugees. In her free time, she is often found reading magic realism books, feeding squirrels, and humming show tunes to herself.