Allison K. Young, Ph.D. is an art historian, writer, and curator based in New Orleans. She is currently Assistant Professor of Contemporary Art History at Louisiana State University School of Art in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
Allison's research focuses on postcolonial and contemporary artists of the global South, centering issues surrounding migration, transnationalism, and social justice. She has taught courses in Art History at Parsons, The New School for Design, New York University and Loyola University New Orleans, has curated exhibitions and programs in contemporary art in New York, Philadelphia and New Orleans, and has been a contributor to platforms such as Art Journal, Artforum.com, Apollo Magazine, Wallpaper*, Africanah.org, ART AFRICA magazine, the International Review of African American Art, and Photoworks Annual among others. Allison has contributed to several exhibition catalogues including The Measurement of Presence, the Dutch Pavilion at the 58th Venice Biennale (2019); Out of Easy Reach (2018); All the World’s Futures, the 56th Venice Biennale (2015); and Prospect.5: Yesterday We Said Tomorrow (2021). She has been Contributing Editor of Global Modern and Contemporary Art for Smarthistory since 2015.