Nikki Patin

Nikki Patin is the Community Arts Engagement Manager for Arts + Public Life at the University of Chicago. Featured in The Guardian, Chicago Tribune and on HBO, WBEZ and WGN, Chicago native Nikki Patin has been writing, performing, educating and community organizing for almost 15 years. She has taught hundreds of workshops on spoken word, body image and interpersonal violence. Recently, she addressed the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland on behalf of Black women survivors of sexual violence. Nikki Patin holds an MFA in Creative Non-Fiction from the University of Southern Maine.  

Art Advising & Commissions

2017 - 2018,
Artist Leader


2017 - 2018,
Guest Speaker