Nick Walker Nick Walker

Adjunct Lecturer
School of Undergraduate Studies
Interdisciplinary Studies

BA, MA, California Institute of Integral Studies

Nick Walker is an autistic genderqueer author, speaker, scholar, and educator whose eclectic transdisciplinary work explores the edges and intersections of neurodiversity, creativity, somatic psychology, depth psychology, queer theory, embodiment, spirituality, and transformative practice.

Nick is co-founder and Managing Editor of Autonomous Press, an independent worker-owned publishing house specializing in transgressive work by neurodivergent and queer authors. He is widely recognized as one of the leading thinkers in the emergent field of neurodiversity. He holds a 6th degree black belt in aikido, and is the founder and senior instructor of the Aikido Shusekai dojo in Berkeley.

Books in which Nick's work appears include Towards an Archeology of the Soul (2003); Loud Hands: Autistic People, Speaking (2012); The Real Experts: Readings for Parents of Autistic Children (2015); The Spoon Knife Anthology: Thoughts on Compliance, Defiance, and Resistance (2016); Spoon Knife 2: Test Chamber (2017); Spoon Knife 3: Incursions (2018); and Diverse Bodies, Diverse Practices: Toward an Inclusive Somatics (2018).

Many of Nick's writings on neurodiversity and cognitive liberty can be found on his website, Neurocosmopolitanism. He is also the co-creator of Weird Luck, a growing body of interconnected speculative fiction stories in both prose and webcomic formats. He has been featured in the documentary films Orphans of Delirium (2004), Dreambody/Earthbody (2012), and Spectrum: A Story of the Mind (2015).

BA in Interdisciplinary Studies Faculty

Sara Maria Acevedo Sara Maria Acevedo
Adjunct Instructor, School of Undergraduate Studies
MA, Temple University ,
BA, Universidad de Salamanca,
David Belden David Belden
Adjunct Lecturer,
D Phil, University of Oxford ,
BA, Oxford University,
Mordecai Cohen Ettinger Mordecai Cohen Ettinger
Adjunct Lecturer, School of Undergraduate Studies
MA, New College of California ,
BA, McGill University,
Axil Cricchio Axil Cricchio
Adjunct Lecturer,
MA, BA, California State University, Monterey Bay,
PhD, California Institute of Integral Studies,
May Elawar May Elawar
Assistant Professor , Transformative Studies
PhD, California Institute of Integral Studies,
MA, American University, Washington DC,
Michelle Eng Michelle Eng
Dean, School of Undergraduate Studies
BA, MA, University of Hawaii, Manoa,
Monique LeSarre Monique LeSarre
Adjunct Lecturer,
Adjunct Lecturer, Transformative Inquiry Department
PsyD, California Institute of Integral Studies,
Isabel Garcia-Gonzales Isabel Garcia-Gonzales
Lecturer,
MFA, Mills College,
BA, University of Wisconsin-Madison,
Marisa Handler
Adjunct Lecturer,
MFA, University of Iowa,
BA, University of California, Berkeley,
Yue Ming Huang Yue Ming Huang
Program Manager,
BS, University of California, Los Angeles,
Kathy Littles Kathy Littles
Dean,
Director,
PhD, University of California, Davis,
Claudia Lodia Claudia Lodia
Adjunct Lecturer, Interdisciplinary Studies
Kai Lundgren-Williams Kai Lundgren-Williams
Adjunct Senior Lecturer ,
Adjunct Senior Lecturer , Interdisciplinary Studies
PhD, Binghamton University ,
Alec MacLeod Alec MacLeod
Professor,
MFA, Stanford University,
BA, Hampshire College,
Charlotte María Sáenz Charlotte María Sáenz
Senior Lecturer, School of Undergraduate Studies
MFA, School of the Art Institute of Chicago,
EdM, Harvard University,
Jessa Brie Moreno Jessa Brie Moreno
Adjunct Lecturer,
MFA, California Institute of Integral Studies,
Amanda Morrison Amanda Morrison
Adjunct Lecturer, School of Undergraduate Studies
MA, California Institute of Integral Studies,
BA, San Jose State University,
Sandra M. Pacheco Sandra M. Pacheco
Associate Professor,
PhD, MS, University of California, Santa Cruz,
BA, California State University, Los Angeles,
Brynn Saito Brynn Saito
Adjunct Lecturer,
MFA, Sarah Lawrence College; MA, New York University,
BA, University of California, Berkeley,
Sara Salazar Sara Salazar
Lecturer,
Adjunct Lecturer, Women's Spirituality
PhD, California Institute of Integral Studies,
Sonya Shah Sonya Shah
Associate Professor, Interdisciplinary Studies
MFA, Art Institute of Chicago,
BA, Brown University,
Jesus Solorio Jesus Solorio
Adjunct Lecturer , School of Undergraduate Studies
BA, MA, California Institute of Integral Studies,
Nick Walker Nick Walker
Adjunct Lecturer, School of Undergraduate Studies
BA, MA, California Institute of Integral Studies,
Kerri Welch Kerri Welch
Adjunct Lecturer, Integrative Health Studies
Adjunct Lecturer, Philosophy and Religion Department
PhD, MA, California Institute of Integral Studies,
Zara Zimbardo Zara Zimbardo
Adjunct Lecturer, School of Consciousness and Transformation
MA, California Institute of Integral Studies,

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