Dalida María Benfield


Dalida María Benfield, Ph.D. is an artist and researcher who engages global contemporary art, media politics, decolonial thought and transnational feminisms.


She is the Research and Program Director of the Center for Arts, Design and Social Research, a new, global platform for research, action, exhibitions and publications. She is also the Faculty and formerly Co-Chair of the Visual Arts Program at the Vermont College of Fine Arts, U.S.A.


She has been a Visiting Scholar at the Social Media Collective, Microsoft Research New England; a Fellow at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University; and Professor and Chair of Art Education at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.


Dr. Benfield is also the co-founder of the Institute of (im)Possible Subjects, a transnational feminist collective focused on the politics of global migrations, and Collective Impossible, llc, an independent artists agency and publisher.