Photo by Cassandra Davis

I am a scholar, artist, and educator. Working across theory and practice, I draw inspiration from historical instances of collective organizing, particularly in the labor movement, and they seek to connect past and present forms of collectivity, collaboration, and community building. Often focusing on fiber and textiles, I theorize notions of social fabrics and crafting community through contemporary and historical case studies of how artists and activists are mobilizing fiber to educate, raise public awareness, foster dialog and greater social bonds, and work for social, racial, and economic justice and equality. I am centrally concerned with labor justice and struggles for better working and living conditions; and with the active and important role art can play in bringing people together in struggles for social change. My cross-disciplinary practice spans multiple media and forms including published scholarly writing, editorial projects, text based installations, print works, neon, performance, textiles, sited interventions, and collaborations.