Nicole QuinnAssociate Faculty
M.A. Cultural Anthropology, California State University, Long Beach
B.A. Cultual Anthropology, University of California, Los Angeles
B.A. Social Geography, University of California, Los Angeles
Nicole Quinn joined the Saddleback Anthropology faculty in 2012.
From 1997 to 2002, she was enlisted in the United States Air Force.
She began her undergraduate career at UCLA with a double major in Cultural Anthropology and Social Geography. Her undergraduate thesis focused on Chumash women in leadership positions, tribal recognition, and transmission of culture.
She began graduate school at The University of West Florida. Her time there was spent largely focusing on physical anthropology and archaeological method and theory. During this time she conducted research on genetic mutations in Old Order Amish populations and Colonial India.
Upon transferring to CSULB she conducted fieldwork at a Hindu temple in Los Angeles. While completing her graduate studies, she spent an extended period of time in India studying Gujarati language and culture, in addition to Swaminarayan Hindu history, ritual, and belief.