Nino started at TCU in August 2017. He is originally from Akron, Ohio, but spent eleven years on the East Coast, first as a graduate student in the English Department at Tufts University, in Medford, MA, then as a staff assistant at the Women’s Center and Asian American Center at Tufts. He left his alma mater to work for the Feminist Press, a non-profit independent publisher in New York, but returned to Tufts to serve as the director of the school’s LGBT Center. While in this position, Nino taught queer studies classes and served on the advisory committee of the Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies program. He moved to Dallas in January 2017 and taught in the Humanities program at El Centro College.