Co-Editors' Introduction to the Winter 2019 Issue

  • Paul Bonin-Rodriguez The University of Texas at Austin
  • Neville Vakharia Drexel University

Author Biographies

Paul Bonin-Rodriguez, The University of Texas at Austin

Dr. Paul Bonin-Rodriguez is a writer-performer and dancer from San Antonio who has toured extensively throughout the United States. His book, Performing Policy: How Politics and Cultural Programs Redefined U.S. Artists for the Twenty-first Century (Palgrave, 2014), assesses how research and development initiatives since the late 1990s have radically reshaped artistic practices nationwide. Chronicling both historical, paradigm-setting moments and contemporary artist-driven initiatives, Performing Policy demonstrates how "creatives" regularly negotiate market-based and value-based concerns and shows how they may more effectively and ethically pursue opportunities in communities where they work.

Neville Vakharia, Drexel University

Neville Vakharia is an Associate Professor and Research Director in Drexel's renowned graduate Arts Administration & Museum Leadership program, teaching courses in management, strategic planning, entrepreneurship, and related subjects while undertaking research and development projects that seek to strengthen the arts, cultural, and creative sector. His research centers on the role that technology, innovation, and knowledge play in building sustainable, resilient, and relevant organizations and communities. His work has been published internationally and he has developed new tools and resources to benefit the cultural and social sectors. Neville is a frequent speaker, facilitator, and panelist for a wide range of conferences and events nationally and internationally.

Paul Bonin-Rodriguez & Neville Vakharia
Published
2019-01-07
Section
Editorials