Annie Buckley is an artist, writer, and educator with an emphasis on art and social justice and the founder and Director of the Prison Arts Collective, a statewide initiative dedicated to expanding access to the transformative power of the arts to people who are incarcerated. Her writing on contemporary art is widely published including by Artforum.com, Art in America, Artillery, The Huffington Post, KCET Artbound, Art&Education, and other publications. Buckley is the author of three works of fiction, "Navigating Ghosts," "Psychic Outlaws," and "Mayday," published as part of multidisciplinary art projects, and several non-fiction books for youth on topics including racism, homelessness, and the arts, for education publishers. Buckley’s visual and participatory art has been included in numerous museum, gallery, and public exhibitions and her scholarly work presented at national and international conferences. Buckley was named Outstanding Professor of California State University, San Bernardino, in 2018-19, and has received grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and the California Arts Council. She is a professor and the founding Director of the Institute for the Arts, Humanities, and Social Justice at San Diego State University. She has a BA from UC Berkeley and MFA from Otis College of Art and Design.