Linda Earle, 2021 Visiting Scholar. Photo by Joseph V. Labolito/Temple University.
Linda Earle is the Center’s 2021 Visiting Scholar. In this role, she will organize a series of conversations with Center constituents, staff, and thinking partners considering how Black archives can serve as a framework for a multivalent exploration of Black cultural production.
Earle is currently a professor of practice in fine arts management and the associate graduate director for the arts management MA at Temple University’s Tyler School of Art and Architecture. She has worked in the arts field as an educator, an administrator, a funder, and a curator and as an advocate for inclusion, freedom of expression, and development of new platforms for cultural practice, participation, and discourse. She has taught film and cultural studies at Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University, Hunter College, and Barnard College. She also served as executive director of the Great Lakes Colleges Association’s New York Arts Program, director of the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, and senior program director at the New York State Council on the Arts, where the Individual Artists Program was founded under her leadership.
Earle holds an MFA in film theory and criticism from Columbia University and a BA from Hampshire College.