Abigail Lapin Dardashti received her Ph.D. in art history from The Graduate Center, City University of New York. Her research examines modern and contemporary Latin American, Latinx, and African diasporic art with a focus on international exchange, migration, racial formation, and activism. Her work has received funding from the Social Science Research Council, the Fulbright Program, the Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts at the National Gallery of Art, the Mellon Foundation, and the Smithsonian Institution. She has curated exhibitions at BRIC, Brooklyn, and Taller Puertorriqueño, Philadelphia, and has served as curatorial fellow at The Museum of Modern Art, New York, the Studio Museum in Harlem, and the Museo de Arte Moderno, Santo Domingo. Her work has been published in peer-reviewed journals, exhibition catalogues, and edited volumes in Brazil, the Dominican Republic, and the United States. Born in France to Dominican and French parents, she immigrated to New York as a teenager.