Anthropology professor Nolan Kline was recently named one of Orlando Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 for 2019. These annual awards honor local young professionals who continue to impress by blending their business acumen, community service, and active family lives.
The publication praised Kline as an activist scholar whose teaching, research, and activism focus on addressing social problems that demand action. Throughout his time both as a student at Rollins and now as a professor, Kline works diligently to address farmworker and LGBTQ+ rights, inequalities in HIV/AIDS care, food insecurity, voter rights restoration, early child development, and Latinx homelessness.
Kline was noted for his unique blend of activism and education, which is best demonstrated through his collaborative relationships with community-based organizations that serve migrant farmworkers and LGBTQ+ populations.