Dalida María Benfield, Ph.D. (Panamá/U.S.A.) is an artist, organizer, and educator. She is the co-founder and Research and Program Director of the Center for Arts, Design and Social Research, a non-profit independent global research center. Her creative and praxical research engages decolonial feminist pedagogies, media and aesthetics. She is the co-founder of the Institute of (im)Possible Subjects, a transnational feminist collective of writers, researchers, and artists. She has also recently been Graduate Faculty at the Visual Arts Program at the Vermont College of Fine Arts (2013-2019); Visiting Scholar at Microsoft Research New England (2017); Visiting Professor at Aarhus University, Denmark (2016-2017); and Faculty Associate and Fellow at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University (2011-2015). She is also formerly a Professor and the Chair of the Department of Art Education at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (1997-2004).) Her M.F.A is from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (1989) and Ph.D. from the University of California-Berkeley in Comparative Ethnic Studies with a Designated Emphasis in Women, Gender, and Sexuality (2011). Her writings, films, and artworks have been published and exhibited internationally. Her publications include translations to French and Russian, and her original writing includes Spanish language works.