Published: Ashley Hairston Doughty

Ashley Hairston Doughty (Art) is one of 12 design educators included in the soon-to-be released book Black, Brown + Latinx Design Educators by Kelly Walters. The book collects deep personal interviews with graphic design educators of color who teach at colleges and universities across the United States and Canada. 

The book centers the unique narratives of Black, Brown, and Latinx design educators, from their childhood experiences to their navigation of undergraduate and graduate studies and their career paths in academia and practice. Their impactful stories offer invaluable perspectives for students and emerging designers of color, creating an entry point to address the complexities of race in design and bring to light the challenges of teaching graphic design at different types of public and private institutions. 

As part of the promotion of the book, Doughty will be speaking on panels at two events leading up to the book’s release:

March 25, 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.: AIGA - Book Launch: Black, Brown + Latinx Design Educators - Panelists: Kelly Walters, Ashley Doughty, Shantanu Suman, and Samuel Romero⁠

March 30, 4 - 5 p.m.: Parsons - Black, Brown + Latinx Design Students and Educators: An Open Discussion - Panelists: ALL contributors to the book!⁠

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