Mi’Jan Celie Tho-Biaz
January 2023 & December 2024
Mi’Jan Celie Tho-Biaz, Ed.D. is a Kennedy Center Citizen Artist who moves between realms of oral history, art, media & ritual to produce forward-facing cultural projects and Events.
As a Huntington Library Short-Term Fellow and 18th Street Visiting Artist, Mi’Jan is researching speculative fiction author Octavia E. Butler’s archives. She is also a 2023 Fulbright Specialist Awardee to UArtes in Ecuador, a 2023-2024 New America Us@250 inaugural Fellow, and an expert speaker for the U.S. Department of State.
Previously, Mi’Jan curated and hosted Unfinished Network’s 2022 salon on the theme of multiracial democracy with CNN’s Van Jones and MSNBC’s Maria Teresa Kumar, and led the Gloria Steinem Initiative’s public policy digital storytelling pilot at Smith College.
One of Mi’Jan’s greatest joys is connecting to audiences through her visionary, story-rich talks at a range of institutions, from Carnegie Hall to the Institute of American Indian Arts to SXSW. Making history contemporary, personal and futures-dependent, she surfaces the stories that need to be heard.
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