Nathan Seeley


Nathan Seeley is currently pursuing his Ph.D. at FIU in History. He expects to graduate in December of 2019 and his teaching focus is African American history and colonial African history. More specifically, he is interested in music, labor, and popular culture. His dissertation focuses on two chapters of the American Federation of Musicians, both operating in Pittsburgh from the late 1890s to the mid-1960s. Local 60 was reserved for white musicians and Local 471 founded for black musicians. He is especially interested in how the dynamics of race, labor, segregation, urban renewal, and their eventual integration impacted musicians and the music played within each local. Upon graduating, Nathan hopes to pursue a career in teaching. Nathan received his MA in AADS in Spring 2016.