Johanna K. Taylor is an Assistant Professor at The Herberger Institute for Art and Design at Arizona State University and is program director of the MA in Creative Enterprise and Cultural Leadership. She received a PhD in Public and Urban Policy at The New School and MA in Arts Management at Carnegie Mellon. Her work is grounded in a core value of art as a catalyzing force in advancing justice in daily life, and her research explores questions of cultural equity through the intersection of art, community, policy, and place. She has received fellowships from ASU’s Institute for Humanities Research and was a Creative Cities Fellow at Stanford University. As an arts administrator and programmer she has worked at the Vera List Center for Art and Politics, BRIC Arts|Media, and A Blade of Grass among other organizations.