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Ayanna Thompson is an English professor and director of the Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies at Arizona State University, where she created the RaceB4Race symposium, a biannual conference series that offers mentorship, workshops and networking for scholars of color in premodern studies.

ASU professor championing scholars to examine the past through the lens of race

Through RaceB4Race, Ayanna Thompson is creating a space for society to engage with premodern critical race studies.

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