Karla Diaz is a writer, artist and curator. She is a professor at California State University Long Beach and Harbor College. Diaz has read her work and exhibited projects in venues throughout Southern California including the Getty Museum of Art, REDCAT, the Natural History Museum in Los Angeles, the Serpentine Gallery in London, and the Zocalo in Mexico City. She writes for several art magazines including Beautiful Decay, FlashArt and the Journal of Aesthetics and Protest. Karla is a founding member of Slanguage, an artist collective in Wilmington, CA and curator at the New Chinatown Barbershop gallery in Los Angeles.