Alison Place is a design educator, researcher and practitioner. Her research examines the intersection of feminism and design as a space for critical making, radical speculation and the redistribution of power through artifacts, systems and the built environment. She is an assistant professor of graphic design at the University of Arkansas School of Art, where she is also currently serving as interim director of the graphic design program. She serves on the AIGA Design Educators Community National Steering Committee. Previously, she worked for more than ten years as a creative director and designer for nonprofit and higher education institutions. She earned an M.F.A. in experience design from Miami University of Ohio, and a B.S. in graphic design and journalism from the University of Cincinnati College of Design, Architecture, Art and Planning.