Nicole Coffey Kellett

Associate Professor of Anthropology

Nicole Coffey Kellett is an applied cultural anthropologist whose research interests center on social and environmental justice, gender and women’s issues, health, and truth and reconciliation. Dr. Kellett has conducted research on economic development and gender in the Andean highlands of Peru, reentry programs for female inmates in New Mexico, HIV/AIDS stigma in Kenya and Uganda, and tourism in Belize. Currently, Dr. Kellett is writing a life history of a female survivor of Peru’s civil war. Due to her international interests, Dr. Kellett teaches a number of courses that are cross-listed with International and Global Studies including: Gender, Sexuality and Society; Medical Anthropology; Latin America: Cultures and Contexts; and a two-week travel course to Peru; among others. She also teaches upper-division theory and methods courses. When not working with students or conducting research, Dr. Kellett enjoys spending time in the outdoors with family and friends and international travel.


  • 2009 PhD University of New Mexico
  • 2001 MA Northern Arizona University
  • 1997 BA University of Nebraska
Nicole Kellett Portrait, Associate Professor of Anthropology