Ph.D., Purdue Univ.
M.A., Georgetown Univ.
B.A., Merrimack College
Nicholas Marino is interested in the relationship between rhetoric, bodies, and identities. Most recently, his research has focused on how the theory and practice of bodybuilding extends to rhetorical theory and composition pedagogy. In his courses, Nicholas creates brave spaces where students develop and apply literacy skills beyond the classroom walls. In particular, he helps students use rhetorical methodologies to assess how popular culture shapes their sense of identity and embodiment. He also creates community engagement opportunities challenging students to explore their role as citizens in campus-wide, local, and national communities.
Nicholas is on the Board of Directors for the American Men’s Studies Association. His research and teaching puts rhetoric and composition in interdisciplinary dialogue with the critical study of men and masculinities. Before coming to Trinity College, he designed and piloted the first interdisciplinary, rhetoric-based LGBTQ learning community at Purdue University.