Annie BaresResearch Analyst, New York
Annie joins AEA’s New York team, bringing experience in qualitative and quantitative research, data analysis, communications, fundraising, and project management in the cultural and higher education sectors.
Prior to joining AEA, Annie recently completed a Ph.D. in English Literature from the University of Texas at Austin, during which time she taught American, British, and African American literature and led research projects on contemporary culture and philanthropy and on the arts and climate science. During her graduate studies, she also worked as a Communications Consultant at the Teagle Foundation, which supports and strengthens liberal arts education, and was a Fellow at the Rapoport Center for Human Rights and Social Justice, where she coordinated the launch of a digital archive.
She previously worked in development at arts and cultural organizations in Memphis, Tennessee, including at the National Civil Rights Museum, the Soulsville Foundation, and ArtsMemphis. In those roles, she managed fundraising campaigns, donor communications, publications, and data analysis initiatives.
Annie holds a B.A. in English from Rhodes College and enjoys cooking, reading, and writing.