Keline Adams

Elective Course Instructor, Thesis Advisor, and Independent Study Advisor

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Keline ('18) is a social justice advocate within the non-profit and consulting spaces with expertise in working with senior leaders to guide their organizations through the intersection of racial equity and the arts. In partnership with organizational stakeholders, she is committed to shaping long-term, sustainable strategies focused on building equity into organizational culture and programming. She received her BA in English from Hampton University and her Master of Arts in Applied Theatre from CUNY School of Professional Studies. Keline currently works as Executive Office Manager for National Advocates for Pregnant Women, and has worked previously for CUNY School of Law and the Afro American Historical Society Museum. Keline is also a playwright who is passionate about creating strong, non-stereotypical, multilayered roles for women, particularly black and brown women. She is a recipient of a fellowship from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts for Playwriting and is currently developing workshops born out of her thesis research, which explored how applied theatre could create space for the voices of black and brown women artists to be heard.


Special Topics: Applied Theater Tools for Anti-Racism and DEI (APTH 669)