Erica cares deeply about organizing for systemic change to disrupt systems of oppression, and values collaborative dialogue as a tool for building equity and be in / strengthen relationships for racial justice.
Erica Licht has been engaged in racial equity and organizational change research and training for over 15 years. She is currently Research Projects Director at the Institutional Antiracism and Accountability Project (IARA) at Harvard University. Erica holds a Masters in Public Administration from the Harvard Kennedy School and a Masters in Justice Policy from the London School of Economics where she was a Maguire Fellow.
Prior to IARA, Erica served as Assistant Director at the Center on Culture, Race, and Equity at Bank Street College in New York City, and as a Fellow with Race Forward and the Government Alliance for Racial Equity. Her career has focused on collaborative community and institutional change programs globally, including consulting with the Center for Creative Leadership in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, the Lemann Foundation in Sao Paulo, Brazil, and as a Fulbright Scholar in Lagos, Nigeria.
Erica has taught course work on justice reform at the University of the West Indies, Mona, and on adaptive leadership at the Harvard Kennedy School. Her writing has appeared in The Boston Globe and the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NYAEYC). She currently co-hosts the podcast Untying Knots.