Allison Agsten is a journalist-turned-curator whose work explores the intersection of visual culture and public engagement. In 2019 she authored a paper on housing and workspace affordability for artists in Los Angeles which led her to the Harvard Kennedy School, where she earned a Master of Public Administration degree in the mid-career program. While at HKS, Agsten was awarded funding by the Belfer Center’s Arctic Initiative to study the lack of representation of Indigenous people in Arctic climate change news coverage. Her current research for the Arctic Initiative focusses on Indigenous representation in university settings. 

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