Sedrick Miles

New Orleans, LA USA/ Salvador Bahia, Brazil

smiles4@tulane.edu

 

Education 

PhD in Latin American Studies, Tulane University Expected: May 2023

Concentration: Transnational Insurgent Black Visual Archives

 

MA in Psychology, New School University New York, NY  2002  

Emphasis ​: Research Methods, Culture and Academic Performance 

 

BA in Educational Psychology, Morehouse College Atlanta, GA 2000  

Emphasis:​ Social Psychology, Education  

 

Fellowships and Awards

2020-2021   Fulbright Research Fellowship Brazil: Insurgent Visual Archives Brazil/USA

 

2019- 2020  Center For Islam in the Contemporary World Research Fellowship 

 

2018- 2019  David L. Boren Fellowship | Institute of International Education 

                        Monroe Research Fellowship | New Orleans Center For the Gulf South 

 

2017- 2019  Mellon Graduate Program in Community Engaged Scholarship Fellow 

 

Professional Experience

Atlantic Archives| Founder                                                                             2016- Current            

The Atlantic Archives organization assists grassroots groups in Brazil to create independent community archives through international fellowship programs which include technical training and mentorship. After training, Fellows are connected with a diverse transnational network of independent archives, funders, and tourism networks to offer fee-based educational services. 


 

The Hartford Foundation For Public Giving | Strategy Officer               2013-2016

Collaborated with executive leadership to develop organizational learning capacities to strengthen the quality of the foundation's grantmaking in minority communities.

  • Lead the grant making process for the Foundations first community mini-grant initiative.

  • Lead the research and collection of the Foundation’s learning assets from past and current grantmaking.

  • Managed evaluation efforts focusing on educational disparities in the Hartford , CT region.

  • Designed and managed the Foundation’s internal communication and learning systems.  

 

 

The Wanderlust Project | Principal and Artist                                             2011-2014

The Wanderlust Project (TWP) is a self-financed, nine-month expedition through 30 cities in 15 countries with a curriculum promoting “world citizenship education”. 

  • In Central America, South America, and West Africa, I produced documentary photography for several educational and environmental community projects.  

  • Using online video and blogging software I facilitated conversations among community organizers in the Americas and abroad. 

  • Consulted on the creation, organizing, and management of systems for digital learning and activism.

 

Durham Community Media | Director of Operations                              2009-2011

Recruited as Director of Operations for Durham, NC’s first public access tv station.

  • In the first nine months, I developed a change strategy for community outreach doubling diverse new programming covering civic, youth, and arts topics. 

  • Facilitated the successful two-year contract renewal by the city and county of Durham.

  • Provided training in video production and editing for local grassroots organizations.  


Communities In Schools of Philadelphia | Program Manager                2005- 2008

Recruited after the Philadelphia-based organization experienced a 40% state budget reduction in funds, I was responsible for managing a network of CBOs working towards educational equality for students in K-12 and college.  

  • Designed and conducted action-oriented youth policy research and conducted advocacy training for community-based organizations serving Black and Latino youth and families in the U.S.

  • Managed annual budget programs and operations (approximately $2.5M/ yr). 

  • Designed and implemented a financial model that collectively saved 250k within one year, allowing the network to serve an additional 250 new families.  

  • Facilitated three annual trainings of 500+ youth workers and 20 additional cross-organizational trainings for local and national partners.

 

The Children's Defense Fund | Program Administrator                                2002 - 2005

This national summer program model provides summer and after-school enrichment that helps children fall in love with reading, increases their self-esteem, and generates more positive attitudes toward learning. 

  • Design and implementation of  biannual leadership development training events for 1,000+ college students.

  • Developed and managed a centralized database of donors, participants, volunteers, and local programs activities and results.

  • Communicated new policies to diverse constituencies, and used my own institutional experiences to help illustrate what the program investments actually accomplished.

 

 

    Artist CV   

 

Exhibitions 

2022

Arquivos do Atlantico (Curator/Producer/Artist)

Biblioteca Central

Salvador da Bahia

 

2016

“a negotiation of gaze”

Solo Exhibition

La Porte Peinte Centre Pour Les Arts

Noyers, France

 

2014 

Artaround​ the West End 

Nenortas Gallery, Hartford, CT USA 

 

2013 

Moment of Passage:  Journaling Diaspora and Global Citizenship

Solo Exhibition

Artwalk Gallery, Hartford, CT USA

 

Black Gold: Dark male bodies in Frantz Fanon's infernal circle (An offering to Trayvon)

Solo Exhibition

Beatrice Fox Auerbach Gallery, Hartford, CT USA 

 

Yonda: A reconstruction of his Southern roots

Solo Exhibition

Beatrice Fox Auerbach Gallery, Hartford, CT USA 

 

2012 

H(A)UNTED 

Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute, New York, NY 

 

The Wanderlust of Sed Miles 

Solo Exhibition

Lyda Moore Merrick Gallery Durham, NC 

 

2011  

Place de l'Indépendance  

Solo Exhibition

Ecole Esma­ Dakar, Senegal 

2009  

Big Love 

Solo Exhibition

Golden Belt Art Gallery Durham, NC 

 

  

Publications 

Building Transnational Insurgent Black Archives

NACLA Report on the Americas, 2022

 

Sed Miles Lens The Colorful Tradition of Mardi Gras Indians

Fashioning The Self Magazine, 2018

 

Authentic Cultural Surrealism: A conversation with Sed Miles

A Gathering Together Journal, 2017

 

Another Name for Home, Photographer Sed Miles

The Well & Often Press, 2012 

 

Dakar, Senegal Art by Sed Miles

Specter Magazine 2012 

 

The Wanderlust Files 

WUNC 91.5  The State of Things Show, 2010

 

Book

The Pathfinder

Photography By Sed Miles

Self-Published, 2015


 

Residencies 

Artist In Residence, 2016 | La Porte Peinte Centre pour les Arts | France 

Artist in Residence, 2011 | Migration Patterns arts Organization | Dakar 

 

Lectures 

Archiving Global Black Lives

Community College of Philadelphia

June 2022

 

Art, Activism, and Independent Education

Escolinha Maria Felipa

Salvador Bahia, Brazil 2017