Barbara Earl Thomas, The Illuminated Body

Carolyn Swan Needell is the Carolyn and Richard Barry Curator of Glass at the Chrysler Museum of Art in Norfolk, Virginia. Fascinated by the unique qualities and possibilities of glass as an artistic material, her work explores the visual and conceptual links between glass and other media.

Kemi Adeyemi is Associate Professor of Gender, Women & Sexuality Studies at the University of Washington in Seattle. Her work often uses performance as a site and methodology for exploring the contours of contemporary Black queer life.

Emily Zimmerman is the assistant director of the Arthur Ross Gallery at the University of Pennsylvania. Previously, she was the director and curator of the Jacob Lawrence Gallery at the University of Washington.