About Matthew Nichter, Ph.D. Candidate

Matthew Nichter is a historical sociologist whose research focuses on African-American protest. He earned his B.A. in Philosophy from Brown University and an M.A. in Sociology from the University of Wisconsin. He is currently working on a Ph.D in Sociology from the University of Wisconsin (expected in 2014). His doctoral dissertation is entitled Rethinking the Origins of the Civil Rights Movement: Radicals, Repression, and the Black Freedom Struggle, 1930-1970.