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Acts Of Translation Project
Acts Of Translation Project

Acts of Translation: the first two components. These books feature the words and work of Dr. David Allen and Allison Grant.

DR. DAVID ALLEN studies the ecology of ticks and tick-borne diseases. He uses an integrated theoretical and empirical approach to tease apart the biotic and abiotic drivers of tick populations and tick-borne pathogen persistence. He has published his work in numerous journals, including Journal of Medical Entomology, Biological Conservation, Emerging Infectious Diseases, and Northeastern Naturalist. His research into the Ixodes population has received a grant from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease.

Dr. Allen received a PhD in Ecology and an MS in Applied Mathematics from the University of Michigan. He currently lives in Vermont where he is an associate professor of biology at Middlebury College.

ALLISON GRANT is a photographer, writer, and curator. Her artworks
have been widely exhibited at venues including the High Museum
of Art in Atlanta, DePaul Art Museum in Chicago, Patti & Rusty Rueff
Galleries at Purdue University, Edelman Gallery in Chicago, and the
Weston Art Gallery in Cincinnati, among others. She was named on
the Silver Eye Center for Photography’s 2022 Silver List. Grant received the 2020 Portfolio Purchase Award from the Atlanta Photography Group, the 2019 Developed Work Fellowship from the Midwest Center for Photography and was shortlisted for the 2019 FotoFilmic Mesh Prize.

Works by Grant are held in collections at the High Museum of Art,
DePaul Art Museum, Columbia College Chicago, Cincinnati Children’s
Hospital Research Foundation art collection, Cisco Systems Corporate
Art Collection in Durham, NC, and the King County Portable Works
Collection in Seattle.

Grant has curated exhibitions at venues including the Museum
of Contemporary Photography, Chicago; Photoforum Pasquart, Biel,
Switzerland; Filter Space, Chicago; and Atlanta Contemporary. Essays
by Grant have appeared in Minding Nature Journal and INCITE: Journal
of Experimental Media, as well as numerous artist publications and
exhibition catalogs. Grant holds an MFA from Columbia College
Chicago and BFA from the Columbus College of Art and Design. She is currently an assistant professor of photography at The Universityof Alabama.