Arlene Dávila is Professor of Anthropology and American Studies. She studies the political economy of culture and media, consumption, immigration and geographies of inequality and race. These research interests grew out of her early work in Latino/a and culturally specific museums and spaces in New York City, and have developed through her continued involvement in Latinx advocacy and interest in creative industries across the Americas. She has authored six books and is currently writing Latinx Art: Artists, Markets and Politics. More here
Barbara Calderón is a writer, arts organizer, librarian, and founding member of the arts collective Colectiva Cósmica. The collective hosts art shows, creates zines, and facilitates workshops with youth organizations around the country. Her work is guided by a background in journalism, Xicana studies, and art history. She has been published in outlets such as VICE, Bitch Magazine, and Remezcla.