Nick Walker, Associate Professor in the Somatic Psychology Program and the Undergraduate Psychology Program at California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS) in San Francisco, CA Nick Walker

Associate Professor
Somatic Psychology
School of Professional Psychology and Health

Associate Professor
Bachelor of Science in Psychology
School of Undergraduate Studies

PhD, MA, BA California Institute of Integral Studies

Nick Walker is a queer autistic transdisciplinary scholar, author, and educator whose work explores the edges and intersections of somatic psychology, psychodynamics, queer theory, neurodiversity, creativity, embodiment, qualitative research, and transformative practice.

Dr. Walker holds a 7th degree black belt in aikido and serves as senior instructor of the Aikido Shusekai dojo in Berkeley. She is a co-founder and Managing Editor of the worker-owned independent publishing house Autonomous Press, a leading thinker in the emergent field of neurodiversity studies, and a lifelong zen practitioner.


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