Nicky Steidel is a member of the class of 2018 majoring in African American Studies. He became involved in the field via his interest in radical politics, a passion he developed through attending punk rock shows in Los Angeles as a teenager as well as his experiences as a teacher. His research interests include radical political thought, the Black Radical Tradition, labor and social history, music subcultures (especially hardcore punk), strategies and histories of collective action, and ushering in the end of racial capitalism as soon as possible, thank you very much. On campus, Nicky is a DJ and Publicity and Promotions Director at the student-run community radio station, WPRB, and a mentor in the Big Sibs program. Off campus, he is involved in the local chapter of the Democratic Socialists of America. Nicky does not make very many plans for the future, but he has considered teaching high school American history, going to graduate school, doing labor/racial justice advocacy work, founding his own D.I.Y., sober, all-ages art space, and definitely not doing any kind of corporate consulting.
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