Emily Wilkerson is a writer and curator based in New Orleans and Curatorial Associate for Prospect New Orleans. She is also a regular contributor to Pelican Bomb, and her ongoing research focuses on socially engaged art practices and the alternative educational strategies of international artist and curatorial residencies, the latter for which she was awarded the 2011-2012 Neely Macomber Travel Prize. Wilkerson has worked on exhibitions and projects at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Chinati Foundation, and the Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans, and was involved with the development and presentation of Prospect.1 New Orleans and Pacific Standard Time in Los Angeles. She completed her Masters at the University of Southern California in Art and Curatorial Practices in the Public Sphere in Los Angeles in 2012 and holds a B.A. from Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge.