Casey Nichols is a Ph.D. student at Stanford University.
She received her M.A. degree in history from the University of Washington, Seattle in June 2009. Her primary fields of interest are in 20th Century U.S. Urban History. As the recipient of the Irving Ahlquist Award in U.S. History and a Distinguished Undergraduate, Casey graduated magna cum laude from California State University, Long Beach in 2007 with a B.A. in History. As a Ronald E. McNair Scholar at CSU Long Beach, Casey crafted an article entitled “Common Resistance Through Popular Culture: African American and Mexican American Hipsters in WWII Los Angeles.” Her research interests are African American Urban History, urban ethnic migration, immigration, ethnic relations, and urban uprisings.