Ali Place is a design educator and social activist. Her research examines systems of oppression that are perpetuated through design and explores feminist methodologies for equity and inclusion. She is currently an Assistant Professor of Graphic Design at the University of Arkansas School of Art. Previously, she worked for more than ten years as a creative director and designer for higher education and nonprofit 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’s College of Design, Architecture, Art and Planning.