Advisory Board

Grace Aneiza Ali is an Assistant Professor and Provost Faculty Fellow in the Department of Art & Public Policy at the Tisch School of the Arts, New York University, and a Curator and Editor. Ali’s curatorial research practice and exhibitions chiefly focus on socially engaged global art practices as well as on contemporary art of the Caribbean and its diaspora, with a focus on her homeland Guyana. She is the founder and curator of Guyana Modern, an online platform for the contemporary arts and culture of Guyana and its diaspora.

Mohammed Naseehu Ali, a native of Ghana, is a writer and musician. He is the author of The Prophet of Zongo Street, a short story collection. Ali’s fiction and essays have been published in The New Yorker, The New York Times, Mississippi Review, Bomb, A Gathering of Tribes, Essence, Open City and other publications. He was the recipient of fellowships from Yaddo and The Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers.

Kate Angus has a BA from Brown University with post-graduate work at Yale University and an MFA from The New School University. She is the recipient of both A Room of Her Own Foundation's "Orlando" prize, the Sozapol Fellowship from the Elizabeth Kostova Foundation, and The New York Times' "Teacher Who Made a Difference" Award. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in a number of publications including The Washington Post, Ninth leter, Best New Poets 2014, The Atlantic online, Verse Daily, Poetry Daily, and on The Academy of American Poets website.

Dana Edell, MFA, PhD is an activist-scholar-artist-educator who has created and run three different girls’ organizations since 1998 focusing on arts and activism. She runs SPARK Movement, an intergenerational and antiracist, feminist activist organization that trains and supports girls and their allies to launch global and local action campaigns.