Widian Nicola, DSW, LCSW

Assistant Professor
Department of Sociology Anthropology and Social Work

A clinical social worker and qualitative researcher, Dr. Widian Nicola is interested in narratives of the lived human experience, particularly those affected by social inequalities. With an interest in phenomenology, Dr. Nicola combines clinical social work practice with qualitative research to unveil the often complex nature of the shared human condition. As such, to disseminate new knowledge that complement, challenge, or expand relevant studies in social work, Dr. Nicola created, produced, and published the Lived Experience Project, a narrative social work podcast show that explores unique and evocative stories rarely heard in mainstream media. In the classroom, Dr. Nicola invites students to bridge clinical theory to practice and practice to theory as a means of honoring the unique nature of individual experience.