Dr. Seema Yasmin

Seema Yasmin is an Emmy Award-winning journalist, medical doctor, professor and author. She is director of the Stanford Health Communication Initiative,  clinical assistant professor in Stanford University’s Department of Medicine, and visiting professor at the Anderson School of Management at UCLA where she teaches crisis management and communications. Yasmin was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize […]

Susan Louise Aberth

Susan L. Aberth is the Edith C. Blum Professor of the Art History and Visual Culture Program at Bard College. She received her M.A. from the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University, and her Ph.D. from the Graduate Center, City University of New York. In addition to her 2004 book Leonora Carrington: Surrealism, Alchemy […]

Jeffrey Say

Jeffrey Say is an art historian specialising in Singapore and Southeast Asian art history. An author of numerous essays on art, his seminal co-edited work Histories, Practices, Interventions: A Reader in Singapore Contemporary Art (2016) remains a critical anthology for researchers, curators and students on Singapore art to date. Importantly, Say undertook pioneering research and […]

Christal Brown

Christal Brown has the distinction of being many things. She endorses a short list of these attributes that includes the titles mother, artist, educator, disciple and coach. Brown is most well known as a dancer and choreographer due to her 20+ year career as a performer and artistic director. Brown describes herself as a person with a servant […]

Simonetta Moro

Simonetta Moro is a visual artist, scholar, and educator whose work focuses on painting, drawing, and mapping practices. Through the interpretation of the phenomenological world, places become repositories of memory, points of departure for imaginary journeys, vectors of time and space, and sites of exploration and intervention. Moro’s research in cartographic aesthetics informs many of […]

Jennifer Drinkwater

A Mississippi native, Jennifer Drinkwater is an assistant professor with a joint appointment between the department of art and visual culture and Iowa State University extension and outreach. She has a B.A. in both studio art and anthropology from Tulane University and earned an M.F.A in painting from East Carolina University. Her paintings have been […]

Robin Winters

Robin Winters is a mixed media cultural worker, glassblower, sculptor, painter, and teacher with studios in the Catskill Mountains and New York City.  Robin Winter’s work may be found in the collections of The Museum of Modern Art New York, The Whitney Museum New York, The Metropolitan Museum New York, The Brooklyn Museum New York […]

Shontina Vernon

Shontina Vernon is a theatre artist/filmmaker/ musician/creative facilitator/ and educator. Her work champions the necessity of arts and culture to catalyze social change. As such, it has been recognized nationally and internationally for both its artistic merit and risk taking. Drawing from her belief that “If you can’t tell your own story honestly, then you […]

Shontina Vernon

Shontina Vernon is a theatre artist/filmmaker/ musician/creative facilitator/ and educator. Her work champions the necessity of arts and culture to catalyze social change. As such, it has been recognized nationally and internationally for both its artistic merit and risk taking. Drawing from her belief that “If you can’t tell your own story honestly, then you […]

Carol Becker

Carol Becker is Professor of the Arts and Dean of Columbia University School of the Arts. She was interviewed twice for this series, the second interview about her book, Losing Helen, can be heard here. She is the author of numerous articles and several books including: The Invisible Drama: Women and the Anxiety of Change […]