Adisa Vera Beatty
Beatty received her MFA from Brown University and later taught English at Medgar Evers College (CUNY). Beatty has contributed to publications such as Callaloo, Painted Bride Quarterly, Clutch Magazine, Culture List, and Spelman College’s L-I-N-K-E-D. Pursuing an academic career, she was selected for Howard University’s African Diaspora History Studies Ph.D. program. As a Ph.D. candidate, she received a 2016 Howard University Frederick Douglass Fellowship and was selected to be part of the inaugural cohort of ARCH (Archives, Research and Collaborative History) at Princeton University in 2018. In March 2019, she won the prestigious Sasakawa Fellowship that provides two years of full funding and a stipend.