JD Stokely (they/them) is a third-year doctoral student in the Department of Theatre Arts and Performance Studies. Their research interests include Black queer ecologies, aesthetics, and embodiment. Currently, they are interested in the politics of the (im)possible, cultural memory, and public space. They are a co-founding member of Unbound Bodies Collective, a multidisciplinary arts lab for QTBIPOC creatives centered around healing, embodiment, pleasure, and joy. They are also a part of the curating team for Hot Bits, an annual traveling erotic queer film and performance festival, and a 2019 artEquity cohort member. They received an M.A. in advanced theatre practice from Royal Central School of Speech and Drama in 2014 and a B.A. in applied theatre from Hampshire College in 2011.