Nichole Rustin-Paschal earned a Ph.D. in American Studies from New York University and a J.D. from the University of Virginia. Her book, The Kind of Man I Am: Jazzmasculinity and the World of Charles Mingus Jr. will be published in 2017 by Wesleyan University Press. She is co-editor of Big Ears: Listening for Gender in Jazz Studies (Duke).
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