Sunaura Taylor is an artist and writer. She is the author of Beasts of Burden: Animal and Disability Liberation (The New Press, 2017), which received the 2018 American Book Award. Taylor has written for American Quarterly, New Labor Forum, Qui Parle and other outlets. Her artworks have been exhibited at venues such as the CUE Art Foundation and the Smithsonian Institution. Taylor holds an MFA in Art Practice from the University of California, Berkeley, and is a PhD candidate in American Studies in the Department of Social and Cultural Analysis at NYU.