Dr. Reynaldo Anderson currently serves as an Associate Professor of Communications and Chair of Humanities at Harris-Stowe State University in Saint Louis Missouri. Anderson has earned several awards for leadership and teaching excellence and he is currently the Chair of the Black Caucus of the National Communication Association (NCA). He has not only served as an executive board member of the Missouri Arts Council, he has previously served at an international level working for prison reform with C.U.R.E. International in Douala Cameroon, and as a development ambassador recently assisting in the completion of a library project for the Sekyere Afram Plains district in the country of Ghana. Anderson recently co-curated the acclaimed exhibition, Unveiling Visions: The Alchemy of The Black Imagination at the Schomburg Center for research in Black Culture in Harlem New York. He publishes extensively in the area of Afrofuturism, communications studies, and the African diaspora experience. Anderson is currently the executive director and co-founder of the Black Speculative Arts Movement (BSAM) a network of artists, curators, intellectuals and activists. Finally, he is the co-editor of the book Afrofuturism 2.0: The Rise of Astro-Blackness published by Lexington books in December 2015, and the editor of forthcoming volume The Black Speculative Art Movement: Black Futurity, Art+Design to be released in 2017.
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