Elizabeth Gray

Public Humanities Postdoctoral Scholar

Elizabeth Gray is a Public Humanities Postdoctoral Fellow at the Humanities Institute. She earned her doctorate in Comparative Literature from Brown University. She is currently working on a book manuscript, The Poetics of Intervention: Art and Activism in Contemporary Latin America, which explores literature, performance, and protest in spaces of present-day crisis. The project centers on the artistic practices of excluded communities and amplifies innovative models for responding to social and ecological issues. She has worked as a public school teacher in the United States, Brazil, and Chile, and facilitates workshops in arts and social justice. Over the last fifteen years, she has also worked as a program coordinator and teaching artist in youth arts organizations such as The Center for Teen Empowerment, Books of Hope, and the Louder Than a Bomb Youth Poetry Festival.