Nik Valdez (they/them/theirs) is a queer Chicane writer, learner, & teacher siempre making trouble at CUNY through the PhD program as a third year in English Lit. They focus mostly in queer of color theory – Black, Indigenous, & especially Latine feminisms – & abolitionist pedagogy. They are also deeply invested in indigenization as a practice & bulwark against settler colonialism.
Nik Valdez (they/them) is a queer Chicane writer, learner, & teacher siempre making trouble at & through CUNY’s Graduate Center as a third year PhD student in English Lit. Their work encuentra su casa in a multi-disciplinary cross-section of Queer of Color Theory (notably Latine, Chicane, Indigenous, & Black Feminist/Queer thought), Abolitionist Pedagogy, Accessibility, Literature, & Creative Writing. As a multiply-disabled, first generation, former community college transfer student, their work seeks to be rooted in and accessible to su gente; to create work that is both a personal praxis and generator for transformative change dentro y fuera de sus comunidades. Contact them at email@example.com or their (admittedly, infrequently used) twitter @themxnik.