Lindsay Garcia is a socially engaged artist, an interdisciplinary scholar, and a university administrator. Her current academic position is the Assistant Dean of the College for Junior/Senior Studies and Recovery/Substance-Free Student Initiatives. Garcia’s research engages with social & environmental justice, critical animal studies, feminist visual culture, and queer theory. Her current book manuscript Pest-humanism: Race, Nation, and Sexuality in the non/Human Imaginary looks at how visual and cultural representations of infestation reify and subvert the marginalization of Black people, immigrants, and those who identify as LGBTQ+. Garcia received a BFA from Rhode Island School of Design in Sculpture, an MFA from SUNY Purchase in interdisciplinary Visual Arts, an MA from Sotheby’s Institute of Art in Contemporary Art history and theory, and an MA/PhD from William & Mary in American Studies. Garcia has published in Lateral: Journal of the Cultural Studies Association and Arcadia: Environment and Society Portal. She also exhibits her video, performance, and social practice artwork in museums and galleries and at film festivals internationally.