Roxy Hornbeck

Roxy Hornbeck, MFA, is an Assistant Professor in Arts Leadership at Seattle University. Her inquiry methods are grounded in the practice of arts leadership through decolonial and intersectional frameworks. Her teaching in leadership, strategic planning, and entrepreneurship focuses on disrupting normalised expectations. She has presented many workshops with her research, most recently at the Social Theory, Politics, and the Arts conference (STP&A) and the International Leadership Association conference (ILA). As a practising artist and producer, she has developed artistic projects through her company, quiet, spanning from original musical scores to collaborative art installations all as a means towards representative social change.


Drawing parallels between breathing and working as an academic, Hornbeck invites us to implement a gentle and considerate approach to leadership and pedagogy—one that promotes social justice like deep breathing.


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