Nicole Brittingham Furlonge earned a PhD in English from the University of Pennsylvania. She focuses on sound and cultural studies, and examines issues involving race, class, gender and sexual identity. She has taught in independent middle and high schools and college for 16 years, including University of Michigan, UPenn, The Lawrenceville School, Holderness School and St. Andrew's School in Delaware. She has extensive experience in the classroom and in administrative roles dealing with curriculum development, diversity issues, faculty development and issues regarding education, equity and access.
She graduated from Boston Latin School, the oldest public school in the country, and was the first generation in her family to attend college. Her work has been published in the academic journals Callaloo and Interference, and in the publication St. Andrew's Today. She has written a cookbook for young children, Kitchen Passports: Trinidad and Tobago, due out this spring. Currently, Nicole teaches at the Princeton Day School in New Jersey. She also blogs at 40daysto40years.wordpress.com, where she discusses all the issues mentioned above as well as adoption and issues related to juggling home, work and family. She lives in the green part of New Jersey with her spouse and their three young children.