I invited Nadine to speak to the incoming cohort of fellows at the Interdisciplinary Center for the Study of Global Change at the University of Minnesota on “Ways of Knowing,” with a special focus on how to build ethical knowledge with movements for social, ecological, and epistemic justice. In this class that included students from multiple global souths, Nadine inspired each one to draw energies from their own passions, commitments, and grounded relationships in order to build research agendas that responded to the needs of the struggles rather than to the values and frameworks imposed by their fields. Nadine empowered my students to affirm their own creative thoughts about their research interests in the very first semester of their graduate program. She gave them invaluable inner tools to commence and advance their journeys toward liberating their research.

~ Richa Nagar, ऋचा नागर, Professor of the College, Professor and Co-chair, Department of Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities