Elisabeth ‘Li’ SumpterAdvisor

    Dr. Sumpter is an art educator, mythologist, and cultural producer who engages in social and liberatory practice through community-centered projects and mission-driven work.  A graduate of Spelman College, Dr. Spelman holds an MA in Arts and Humanities Education from New York University and an MA/Ph.D. in Mythology and Depth Psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute. She has worked on art and social justice projects addressing representations of race, class, identity, environmental injustice, and ecological crisis with the New Museum of Contemporary Art, International Center of Photography, AFROPUNK, Rock the Vote, Philadelphia Museum of Art, African-American Museum of Philadelphia, Mural Arts, the Germantown Historical Society, Scribe Video Center and The Leeway Foundation. Her academic research explores the intersections of visual anthropology, media ecology and afrofuturism with a focus on cinema and psyche, and media and mythic literacy. Currently, Dr. Sumpter is a professor of curatorial studies at Moore College of Art and Design; Project Manager of Elephants on the Avenue: Race, Class, and Community in Historic Germantown; Institutional Support Manager of the BlackStar Film Festival; and Creative Director of MythMedia Studios.  

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