David Nichols

Cohort 2018

Biography

David’s work revolves around the body in carceral spaces, specifically in migrant detention and under post 9/11 torture regimes, and U.S. involvement in the development and expansion of prisons and torture programs in contemporary and Cold War era Latin America. He is most interested in how U.S. imperialism and colonialism are inscribed on the bodies of those held -officially or unofficially- in its custody, and how those in custody resist or redefine that inscription. His work also addresses the tension between radical and carceral geographies in postmodern global political landscapes. He graduated with departmental honors from the University of Kansas in 2018 with a B.A. in Spanish and Portuguese and a minor in Latinx Studies.