Mumtaz Afreen

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Currently studying at the University of Central Florida, Mumtaz is a resident artist for the soft collective in Orlando in addition to partaking in multiple interdisciplinary art projects. Their research interests, both as a student and an artist, include transnational solidarity within global anti-capitalist movements, neoliberal re/construction of identity, and analysing contemporary South Asian diaspora in the US through a Marxist critical perspective.

Shelley Park

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Professor of philosophy and cultural studies at the University of Central Florida, author of Mothering Queerly, Queering Motherhood. co-editor of Contested Terrains: Women of Color, Third World Women, Feminisms and Geopolitics and editorial board member for Queer Studies in Media and Popular Culture. Her scholarship focuses primarily on non-normative forms of kinship and technologically mediated care from a queer, feminist, postcolonial perspective.