Curating the Bigger Picture: Evan Starling-Davis

Evan Davis stands against the ivy covered wall of Hendricks ChapelEvan Starling-Davis, Ph.D. student in literacy education, is a narrative artist, curator and producer. More precisely, he names himself a digital-age “griot”—a term used for traveling poets, musicians and storytellers who maintain a tradition of oral history derived from the African diaspora’s culture and history. “I want to honor my history and birthright of storytelling,” Starling-Davis says. “I’m just exploring it with the technology, knowledge and Blackness I have today.”

Evan’s work at Syracuse extends beyond literacy education to include a master’s degree in museum studies, the Lender Center for Social Justice, the Writing Our Lives program, the Community Folk Art Center, Syracuse Stage, and the Syracuse University Humanities Center.

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