Dr. S. Nicole Cathey is a professor, minister and community advocate from Jackson, MS.  She received her doctorate in Political Science from Howard University in Washington, D.C.  Her research interests encompass political behavior, public opinion and political participation, with an emphasis in the intersectionality of race, gender and sexuality.  She is the founder of the Inner Light Community and apart of PATHWAYS, the Regional Theological Education program sponsored by the United Church of Christ (UCC).  

She serves as the Co-Chair of the National Conference of Black Political Scientists (NCOBPS) LGBTQ Caucus. As a scholar-activist, she works to integrate applied research with social justice issues.  In her spare time, she uses community gardening as a means of teaching young people about growing food, healthy eating, and food distribution in her home state of Mississippi. 

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