Advisory Board & Supporters

Advisory Board | Supporters

International Advisory Board

  • Robyn Archer, Australia.
  • Mark Bauerlein, National Endowment for the Arts, Washington, DC.
  • Tressa Berman, BorderZone Arts, Inc., San Francisco and Melbourne, University of Technology, Sydney (UTS), Australia and San Francisco Art Institute, USA.
  • Judy Chicago, New Mexico, USA.
  • Bill Cope, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, USA.
  • Nina Czegledy, University of Toronto and Concordia University, Montreal, Canada.
  • James Early, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, USA.
  • Mehdi Faridzadeh, International Society for Iranian Culture (ISIC), New York and Tehran, Iran.
  • Jennifer Herd, Griffith University, Brisbane, Australia.
  • Fred Ho, New York, USA.
  • Andrew Jacubowicz, University of Technology, Sydney, Australia.
  • Mary Kalantzis, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, USA.
  • Gerald McMaster, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Canada.
  • Mario Minichiello, Loughborough University, UK.
  • Fred Myers, New York University, USA.
  • Darcy Nicholas, Porirua City Council, New Zealand.
  • Daniela Reimann, University of Art and Industrial Design, Linz, Austria.
  • Arthur Sabatini, Arizona State University, USA.
  • Cima Sedigh, Sacred Heart University, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA.
  • Peter Sellars, University of California, Los Angeles, USA.
  • Ella Shohat, New York University, Washington Square South, New York, USA.
  • Judy Spokes, Arts Victoria, Australia.
  • Tonel (Antonio Eligio), University of British Columbia, Canada and Havana, Cuba.
  • Marianne Wagner-Simon, World Art Organization, Geneva, Germany .


  • Birmingham Institute of Art and Design, Birmingham City University, Birmingham, UK Baidlogo

  • BorderZone Arts, Inc., San Francisco and Melbourne.

    BorderZone Arts is an international community-based arts and cultural organization that facilitates collaborations among historically under-represented and emerging artists and arts organizations. BZA’s programs foster artistic exchanges across international, cultural, geographic and political boundaries through the creation of exhibitions, performances, publications and public programs.

  • The Globalism Institute, RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia.
    The Globalism Institute is the public face of a university-wide research strength in globalisation and cultural diversity at RMIT University. The Institute undertakes engaged research into globalisation, transnationalism, nationalism and cultural diversity. It seeks to understand and critically evaluate current directions of global change, with an emphasis on the cultural implications of political and economic transformation. The role of the Institute is to initiate and manage research and community projects involving consortia of academics, researchers and consultants from diverse backgrounds. These collaborative projects draw on expertise from across the university and beyond, in fields such as global politics, international relations, community studies, cross-cultural communication, international education, international trade, productive diversity, global English and media studies.

Conference Organisers

  • Common Ground