Karen B. Golightly, Memphis, TN

Director, Paint Memphis

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Karen B. Golightly is an associate professor of English at Christian Brothers University. She has a PhD in Nineteenth Century British and Irish literature and an MFA in fiction. She has taken graffiti photos all over the United States, in an effort to change the face and perception of this most public art. Her work often focuses on textures as well as the interference of the urban world on graffiti. Her writing and photography has been published internationally in literary journals, newspapers, and magazines. She lives in Memphis, Tennessee with her three children.

  • Community organizing / civic engagement

  • Storytelling/Public Speaking

  • Permitting/navigating regulatory requirements

  • Volunteer management

  • Graphic representation/design

  • Activating vacant lots / vacant spaces

  • I ran an awesome ioby campaign


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