Akeem O. Muhammad is a Performance Studies senior at NYU Tisch from East St. Louis, Illinois. Akeem's academic interests are in critical race theory, multimedia performance, critical Humanism, and the performance of leadership. His professional work focuses on multimedia production, social innovation, product development, and civic literacy. Akeem is an active member of several professional and collegiate organizations, including the Society of Professional Journalists, the German Marshall Fund's Young Transatlantic Network, the Intercollegiate Studies Institute and the National Communication Association. He is founder and director of The Citizens Press Institute, an action civics think tank. Akeem has previously worked as a consultant with the Associated Press Product Development and Election Units, and recently served on the National Board of Directors for the Society of Professional Journalists.
While serving on the National Board of Directors with the Society of Professional Journalists, Akeem successfully helped establish a journalism training partnership with the Facebook Journalism Project. Launched in late February 2018, the program offers free workshops on using Facebook's creative and newsgathering tools to newsrooms and educational institutions across the United States.
A Citizen Engaged: Experiments in the Civic Arts