Benjamen Douglas

University Fellows Cohort Member, 2021-2022
PhD Student, Applied Intercultural Arts Research GIDP
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Benjamen Douglas is a doctoral student in Applied Intercultural Arts Research at the University of Arizona, with scholarly interests in the historic roots and current implications of white supremacy in the American arts and culture sector; ways grantmakers can successfully use policy to create systems-level change; and the development of those to develop concrete strategies to dismantle white supremacy in the arts. He has previously served as executive director, program officer, grant reviewer, and consultant to government funders, family foundations, a giving circle, and public foundations. Benjamen earned a Bachelor of Arts in Music from Delta State University in Cleveland and a Master of Arts in Arts Management from American University in Washington, D.C. While in his MA programs, wrote "People-Powered Performance: Maximizing the Impact of Arts Organizations through Staff Investment."