Graduate Student Profile

Nik Lampe

Nik Lampe blurred shadow drop
Nik Lampe
Nik Lampe

Churubusco, Indiana

College:

College of Sciences

Degree Program:

Applied Sociology MA

Research Focus:

Health, gender, and sexualities in the experiences of LGBTQIA populations.


Nik Lampe is a graduate of the Master of Arts in applied sociology, where their research is focused on health, gender, and sexualities in the experiences of LGBTQIA populations. Lampe was committed to uncovering broader processes of social and health disparities faced by these populations and also committed to personally developing as health, gender, and sexualities researcher in this field.

A native of Indiana, Lampe chose to study at UCF because of the range of faculty, graduate students, and resources that the school has to offer, which, as Lampe points out, are beneficial to their continued development as a scholar, as well as to their long-term career goals. The diversity that UCF has to offer is an important aspect to Lampe, who says, “My overall research trajectory matches the diverse interests, methodologies, and theories of faculty and students at UCF, which allows me to collaborate with other interdisciplinary scholars on multiple projects while engaging in the shared values of intellectual commitment in the Department of Sociology.”

It is working with the faculty in the Department of Sociology that Lampe names as their favorite part of their program. Specifically, Lampe has praised Dr. Shannon Carter, Dr. Lin Huff-Corzine, and Dr. Jay Corzine, all of whom, Lampe says, have given them important and useful skills and lessons. Due in part to the guidance from these professors, as well as other faculty members, Lampe’s research, resulted in one paper award, grant funding, one journal article, one chapter in an edited volume, two manuscripts, and three papers.

Similar Profiles
Featured Content image
Student

Abigail Crowder

Before beginning graduate school, Abby Crowder made it her mission to work with every sea turtle species on earth. There are seven unique threatened or endangered species, and she has...

Read More

Featured Content image
Student

Brianna Muir

Brianna Muir has always been passionate about history and archaeology. When she was ten years old, her grandfather bought her a book about life and death in ancient Egypt, and...

Read More

Featured Content image
Student

Julio Montanez

First-generation student and soon-to-be triple knight Julio Montanez has been a student at UCF for over a decade. Since coming to UCF for his undergraduate degree in 2011, Montanez has...

Read More

Featured Content image
Student

Ashley Reaume

Dedicated to preserving ocean life at every scale, UCF doctoral candidate Ashley Reaume is working to create an efficient and cost-effective “bioassessment toolkit” that can be used to evaluate the...

Read More