Thea Quiray Tagle is a scholar, teacher and writer based in Seattle, WA. Her ongoing research investigates urban renewal and gentrification, socially engaged art and site-specific performance, and grassroots movements in the SF Bay Area. She is a faculty member at the University of Washington Bothell, and has previously taught at San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco State University, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and UC San Diego. Tagle received her PhD in Ethnic Studies from the University of California, San Diego and a BA from Barnard College, Columbia University. Her research has been published in academic journals including Critical Ethnic Studies, ACME: An International Journal for Critical Geographies,and Asian Diasporic Visual Cultures and the Americas. As a practitioner, Tagle has curated exhibitions and performances for Seattle University’s Vachon Gallery, The Alice (Seattle) and Feast Arts Center (Tacoma, WA), and has organized public programs for venues including the Asian Art Museum (San Francisco), Yerba Buena Center for the Arts and Centro Cultural de la Raza (San Diego).