Stephanie Ellis Schlaifer

Stephanie Ellis Schlaifer is a poet and installation artist in St. Louis. She is the author of Cleavemark (BOAAT Press, 2016), a full-length collection of poems selected by Shane McCrae. Schlaifer has an MFA in poetry from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, and her poems and art have appeared in Best New Poets 2015, Harvard Review, […]

Ani Kokobobo

Ani Kokobobo received her BA from Dartmouth (2005) and PhD from Columbia University (2011). She is currently Assistant Professor and Director of Graduate Studies in the Slavic Department at the University of Kansas. Beginning in 2018, she will also be editor of the Tolstoy Studies Journal.    She has published an edited volume, Russian Writers and […]

Dan Piepenbring

Dan Piepenbring is the editor of The Paris Review Daily. He was collaborating with Prince on a memoir, The Beautiful Ones, before the artist’s death. With Tom O’Neill, he’s co-writing CHAOS: A Secret History of the 1960s, due out for the fiftieth anniversary of the Manson murders. His work has appeared online at The New […]

Britt Salvesen

Britt Salvesen joined LACMA in October 2009 as curator and head of the Wallis Annenberg Photography Department and the Prints and Drawings Department. Previously, she was director and chief curator at the Center for Creative Photography, University of Arizona. She received her MA from the Courtauld Institute of Art and her PhD from the University […]

Tomislav Pavelić

Ever since he graduated from the Architectural faculty of Zagreb University in 1990, TOMISLAV PAVELIĆ has been involved in architecture, criticism, essayism, curating and fine arts. He finds such a diverse professional position necessary if one wants to grab deep into the totality of world one is given to live and work within. As an […]

Maja Ćirić

Maja Ćirić is an independent curator and art critic. She is a citizen of both Belgrade, Serbia and transnationalrepublic.org. She has worked in Belgrade, New York, Vienna, San Diego, Dubai, and Shanghai. She says that her logic of practice cannot be defined by the dominant geopolitical structures and their impact on the art world; rather […]

Chavisa Woods

Chavisa Woods is the author of three books of fiction: “Things to Do when You’re Goth in the Country” (short fiction, 224 pages) which is forthcoming from Seven Stories Press in May, 2017; “The Albino Album,” a novel, (550 pages) Seven Stories Press, 2013; and Love Does Not Make Me Gentle or Kind” full-length fiction […]

Rocca Gutteridge

Rocca Gutteridge is a cultural producer with a penchant for queerness, laughter and – both the mess and potential – of human connections. Rocca is currently a PhD candidate in Visual Cultures at Goldsmiths, University of London and British Council’s Head of Arts Kenya and East Africa. Rocca’s academic research investigates entanglements of contemporary queer […]

Lydia Matthews

Lydia Matthews is a Brooklyn and Athens-based curator, writer, cultural activist and professor in the Fine Arts program at Parsons School of Design in New York City. In 2010 she founded Parsons’ Curatorial Design Research Lab, which spans various university divisions across The New School. Trained in contemporary and modern art history at University of California, […]

Tom Leeser

Tom Leeser is a media artist, educator, curator, and writer. He is Program Director of the Art and Technology Program and Director of the Center for Integrated Media at the California Institute of the Arts (CalArts).  Tom received his BFA and MFA from the San Francisco Art Institute (SFAI). His film, video, online work, interactive […]