Chair -- BCAF Advisory Board
Stanford Carpenter, Ph.D., serves as the chair of the board of advisors of the foundation's Black & Brown Comix Arts Festival (BCAF).
His extensive research in comics and popular culture uses anthropology, archives, data mining, ethnographic methods, and interviews to reconstruct and track cultural phenomena, creative processes, events, distribution networks, and institutional practices. As an Experienced educator, he uses anthropology to give lectures and teach courses on artistic production, comics, media studies, pop culture, visual arts, and identity in a variety of educational settings including liberal arts colleges, research universities, arts institutions, and museums. He is the author of numerous articles and cartoon based projects that address research related topics and is a much-sought-after speaker on comics and pop culture.