Jovonna Jones is a doctoral student in African & African American Studies with a primary field in the History of Art & Architecture. Her research interests include black visual culture and theory, history of photography, and cultural institutions. She received her B.A. with Highest Honors in African American Studies from Emory University in Atlanta, GA, where she was also a Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellow. Along with her graduate studies, Jovonna currently serves as a youth consultant for VISIONS Inc. in Boston, MA, developing and facilitating peer-led curricula at the intersections of culture, community, and collective study.