Alicia Anstead NF '08
Alicia Anstead NF '08 is associate director for programming at the Office for the Arts and editor-in-chief/co-founder of the Harvard Arts Blog. She is also a journalism instructor at Harvard University Extension School. She is formerly the executive editor of The Writer magazine in Boston, editor-in-chief of Inside Arts magazine for the Association of Performing Arts Professionals in Washington, DC, and senior arts reporter at the Bangor Daily News in Maine. Her work has appeared in the New York Times, Boston Globe, Scientific American, The Harvard Gazette and Art New England. She has been an arts contributor to The Callie Crossley Show and Under the Radar with Callie Crossley on WGBH in Boston and NPR's Morning Edition. An English department graduate of American University (B.A.) and the University of Maine (M.A.), Anstead focused her academic work on Black Literature. She has been a fellow at the Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard, National Arts Journalism Program at Columbia University and NEA arts editors program at Duke University. She has been a contributing producer, editor and strategist for the Association of Performing Arts Professionals (where she is consulting producer for the annual conference APAP|NYC), the Sphinx Organization (where she co-produced the first two SphinxCon conferences on diversity in the arts), Harvard Office for the Arts, the Boston Book Festival, Shakespeare in Stonington at Opera House Arts, Sister Cities International and the National Archives Foundation. Anstead is a native of Washington, DC.