Contributors

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  • The Editors

    • Kerry Bickford is Director of Programs at Philadelphia Contemporary. Commonwealth co-curator.
    • Pablo Guardiola is an artist and co-director of Beta-Local. Commonwealth co-curator.
    • Michael Linares is an artist and co-director of Beta-Local. Commonwealth co-curator.
    • Nicole Pollard is Program Coordinator at Philadelphia Contemporary. Commonwealth co-curator.
    • Noah Simblist is a writer, curator, and Associate Professor at VCU. Commonwealth co-curator.
    • Stephanie Smith is a writer, curator, and former chief curator of the ICA. Commonwealth co-curator.

    Issue One

    • Brian Palmer is a photographer and journalist based in Richmond, VA.
    • Duron Chavis is a food justice advocate and founder of the Happily Natural Foundation, based in Richmond VA. Commonwealth artist.
    • Quilian Riano is an architect and the founder of DSGN AGNC, based in Columbus OH. Commonwealth collaborator.
    • Sharon Hayes is an artist based in Philadelphia, PA. Commonwealth artist.
    • Ross Gay is a poet based in Bloomington, IN.
    • Mónica Rodríguez is an artist based in Los Angeles, CA. Commonwealth artist.
    • Lorraine Rodriguez is an illustrator based in San Juan, Puerto Rico.
    • Jimena Lloreda is a cartoonist based in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

    Issue Two

    • Firelei Báez is a Dominican artist based in New York City. Commonwealth​ artist.
    • Alicia Díaz is a Puerto Rican dance artist and educator based in Richmond, VA.​ Commonwealth​ artist.
    • Patricia Herrera is a community-engaged artist, scholar, and educator based in Richmond, VA. Commonwealth collaborator.
    • Nelson Rivera is an artist, art historian, and activist, based in Puerto Rico. Commonwealth artist.
    • nibia pastrana santiago is an artist and co-director of Beta-Local.
    • Sojourner Ahebee is a freelance writer and journalist based in Philadelphia, PA.​
    • Mabel Rodríguez Centeno is a writer and professor in the Department of Women’s and Gender Studies, at the University of Puerto Rico.
    • Kalela Williams is a writer, arts administrator, and history enthusiast based in Philadelphia, PA.​
    • Jimena Lloreda is a cartoonist based in San Juan, Puerto Rico.​
    • Lorraine Rodriguez is an illustrator based in San Juan, Puerto Rico.
    • Yarimar Bonilla is a Puerto Rican political anthropologist, author, and columnist

    Issue Three

    • Andrea Paasch is a writer, former Interim Director at Museo Tamayo and producer of documentary and fiction feature films and television docu-series.
    • Jahd Khalil is a print and radio journalist based in Richmond, VA.
    • Tanya Lukin Linklater is an Alutiiq artist. She works in performance [for camera], text, and installation. She is based in North Bay, Ontario.
    • Tiffany Shaw-Collinge is a Métis artist, curator and architect based in Alberta.
    • Carolina Caycedo is a London-born Colombian artist, living in Los Angeles.
    • The Conciliation Project (TCP) is a social justice theatre company that promotes dialogue about racism and oppression in America in order to repair its damaging legacy.
    • Tawnya Pettiford-Wates, PhD is the Artistic Director of TCP and professor of Theater at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, VA.
    • Ram Bhagat, PhD is an educator, international conflict resolution trainer, and founder of Drums No Guns. He is based in Richmond, VA.
    • Silvia Federici is a feminist writer, teacher, cofounder of the International Feminist Collective, and author of Caliban and the Witch, Women, the Body and Primitive Accumulation. She is based in New York.
    • Ana Edwards is a public historian living and working in Richmond, Virginia.
    • Joel Cintrón Arbasetti is a journalist at the Centro de Periodismo Investigativo (CPIPR), and editor and founder of Antípoda.
    • Mabel Rodríguez Centeno is a writer and professor in the Program of Women’s and Gender Studies, at the University of Puerto Rico.

    Editors and Translators

    • Raquel Salas Rivera (Mayagüez, 1985) is a Puerto Rican poet, translator, and editor. His honors include being named the 2018-19 Poet Laureate of Philadelphia and receiving the New Voices Award from Puerto Rico’s Festival de la Palabra. He is the author of five full-length poetry books.
    • Nicole Cecilia Delgado is a Puerto Rican poet, translator, and book artist. In 2016, she founded La Impresora, an editorial studio specialized in small-scale independent publishing. Her latest books include: Apenas un cántaro: Poemas 2007-2017 (Ediciones Aguadulce, 2017), and Periodo Especial (Aguadulce/La Impresora, 2019), which explores the socioeconomic mirror images between the Greater Antilles in light of Puerto Rico’s ongoing financial crisis. Delgado is widely regarded as one of the leading Puerto Rican poets of her generation, and as a cultural worker bringing together artists, activists, and writers from across the Americas.
    • Erin Hogan is an independent consultant who works with art and history museums on content, interpretation, and communications.
    • Kahlila Chaar-Pérez is a Postdoctoral Associate at the University of Pittsburgh’s Program of Information and Data Stewardship and also works as a Reference Associate at the JKM Library at Chatham University. She’s interested in Latinx, Afro-Latinx, and Caribbean cultures and politics as well as queer and transgender studies. Her writings have appeared in Small Axe, Global South, Uncle Tom’s Cabins: the Transnational History of America’s Host Mutable Book, and the U.S. Intellectual History blog. She also edits and translates scholarly texts and is committed to cultivating transformative justice, antiracism, and a world without capitalism.