Diane Sabenacio Nititham, PhD

Title:

Assistant Professor, Social and Behavioral Sciences
Co-Director, Master of Arts in Public Policy

Programs/Classes Taught:

LAS 510: Social Inequality and Public Policy (Graduate)
LAS 453: Social Inequality
LAS 435: Senior Seminar in the Behavioral Sciences
INT 430: Methods of Inquiry in the Behavioral Sciences
INT 431: Independent Inquiry in the Behavioral Sciences
LAS 426: Multicultural Dimensions
LAS 407: Applied Communication in Society
LAS 331: Dynamics of Group Behavior
LAS 311: Racial and Ethnic History and Culture
LAS 309: Critical Thinking and Writing
LAS 300: Contemporary World Cultures

Areas of Expertise:

transnational social practices
feminist critiques of globalization
home and belonging
Filipino identity and diaspora
Irish identity and diaspora
food and migration
critical race theory
social justice education
women and gender studies
qualitative research methods

Biography:

Dr. Nititham completed her MA in Social and Cultural Foundations in Education in 2006 at DePaul University and her PhD in Sociology from University College Dublin in 2010. Her research areas include the intersections of diaspora, race/ethnicity, migration; transnational social practices, and feminist critiques of home and belonging. Her current work explores how notions of identity and diaspora for Filipino and Irish communities in Chicago are created, sustained and enacted through the consumption of food, drink, and celebratory activities.

Education:

PhD, Sociology: University College Dublin, Ireland, 2010
MA, Social and Cultural Foundations in Education: DePaul University, 2006
BA, Communication: DePaul University, 2002

Research and Interests:

Publications

Edited Volume
Nititham, D.S. and Boyd, R. eds. (Expected publication date 2014). Heritage, Diaspora and the Consumption of Culture: Movements in Irish Landscapes, (London: Ashgate)

Refereed Journal Articles
Kelly,C., McMahon, L., Moore, G., Nititham-Tunney, D., O'Sullivan, S., Slevin, A., Wixted, L., (Under Review) "No reward, people aren't going to come?" The introduction and withdrawal of incentives for attendance. Journal of Further and Higher Education

Nititham, D.S. (December 2011) "Migration as Cultural Capital: The Ongoing Dependence on Overseas Filipino Workers", Malaysian Journal of Economic Studies, 48 (2)

Nititham, D.S. (2008) "Locating the self in diaspora space", Translocations: The Irish Migration, Race and Social Transformation Review, 3 (1), pp. 1-17

Book Chapters
Nititham, D.S. (Expected publication date 2014) "'We Cannot Gather without Eating': Food, Authenticity and Socialisation for Filipinos in Ireland" Nititham, D.S. and Boyd, R. eds. Heritage, Diaspora and the Consumption of Culture: Movements in Irish Landscapes, (London: Ashgate)

Nititham, D.S. (Forthcoming) ''It's Still Home Home': Notions of the Homeland for Filipina Dependent Students in Ireland' in Baas, M and Vandekerckhove, N. (eds), The 'Myth of Return' in Transnational Migration: Issues of Leaving Home, Return, and the Way Its Imagined Amongst Asian Migrants (Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press)

Nititham, D.S. (2011) 'Filipinos in Ireland: Articulating and Enacting Community' in Fanning, B. & Munck, R. (eds), Immigration and the Irish Experience of European and Global Transformation (London: Ashgate)

Conference Proceeding
Nititham, D.S. (2008) 'Still Finding my voice: my self-explorations as an American International/Asian American/Woman of Colour Student in Ireland', Diverse Voices: International Students in Irish Education International Student Forum Proceedings, November 17, 2007, University College Cork (Dublin: Irish Council for International Students)

Book Review
Nititham, D.S. (2008) Review of 'Diaspora: An Introduction' by Jana Evans Braziel. Translocations: The Irish Migration, Race and Social Transformation Review, 4 (1), pp. 136-8

Working Paper
Nititham, D.S. (2008) 'Applying Diasporic Methodology: Reflections in Conducting International Fieldwork', Migration and Citizenship Research Initiative Project, "Forging Connections: A Workshop on Filipino Labour Migration and Meanings of Home', University College Dublin

Contact Information:

Diane Sabenacio Nititham, MA, PhD
Assistant Professor, Social and Behavioral Sciences
Co-Director, MA in Public Policy

National Louis University
122 South Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60603

Phone/Fax: +1.312.261.3718

Email: dnititham@nl.edu

Curriculum Vitae

Locations
  • CHICAGO DOWNTOWN CAMPUS

    NLU’s Chicago campus on South Michigan Avenue occupies five floors of the historic Peoples Gas Building. This landmark building, across the street from the Art Institute of Chicago and Grant Park, is easily accessible by train, bus and car and is surrounded by restaurants, parking lots/garages and shops.

    122 S. Michigan Avenue
    Chicago, IL 60603
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  • ELGIN

    Conveniently located in a fast-growing business district off I-90 and Route 31, NLU Elgin features 10 classrooms with high-tech media equipment; a computer lab with high-speed Internet access; two conference rooms; and comfortable student lounges. Parking is free at this recently remodeled and upgraded teaching site, which now includes wireless Internet access.

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  • NORTH SHORE

    Opened in the summer of 2006, NLU North Shore at Skokie is a state-of-the-art modern campus located just off the Edens Expressway near the Old Orchard Shopping Center. The campus includes 44 wireless classrooms equipped with high-tech media equipment; four computer labs with high-speed Internet access, including a walk-in lab in the library; six conference rooms; a public café for beverages and snacks; a student welcome center; a library for research and study; and multiple, comfortable student lounge areas.

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    Located just minutes from the East-West Tollway (I-88), NLU Lisle features 42 wireless classrooms equipped with high-tech media equipment; four computer labs with high-speed Internet access, including a separate walk-in lab in the library; a café for beverages and snacks; a student welcome center; a library for research and study; conference rooms; and six comfortable student lounge areas with wireless access.

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    Located in one of Chicago's major northwest suburbs, the newly renovated NLU Wheeling includes 20 classrooms with high-tech media equipment, four conference rooms, four computer labs with high-speed Internet access, large student lounge areas with wireless capabilities and interactive video capabilities, and an extensive research library. The site also houses the university library research collection.

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    Established in 1988 and located in one of the city's major business districts, NLU's Florida Regional Center serves students in 13 counties in central Florida. In addition to six classrooms, this location features a conference room, a computer lab with high-speed Internet access, an extensive research library and comfortable student lounges.

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    NLU's Milwaukee campus has a proud history of serving graduate students in education in southeastern Wisconsin. Nearly one in five certified Wisconsin teachers looks to NLU for graduate education programs – more than any other university in the state. In addition to classrooms with high-tech media equipment, the campus offers a state-of-the-art computer lab with wireless Internet access and an extensive IDS research library.

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