Mendi Lewis Obadike is an Associate Professor of Media Studies at Pratt Institute, and an intermedia artist and scholar. She is the author of Armor and Flesh (Lotus Press), and the forthcoming books Big House / Disclosure and Four Electric Ghosts (1913 Press). Recent installations of her collaborative work include Big House / Disclosure, American Cypher (currently exhibited at the Studio Museum in Harlem), and African Metropole. Mendi has been awarded a Rockefeller Media Arts Fellowship and a postdoctoral fellowship in Race and Ethnicity from Princeton University, as well as fellowships from the Cave Canem Foundation for Poetry and the New York Foundation for the Arts. Mendi is a poetry editor at Fence Magazine, an artist-in residence at the Tribeca Performing Art Center, and an Assistant Professor in Humanities and Media Studies at Pratt Institute. She earned a BA in English from Spelman College and a PhD in literature from Duke University.