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Karen Baker


Karen Baker is a weaver focused on design, history, and critical studies of textile and fiber in Washington, DC. She brings 25 years as an award-winning business owner and executive specializing in design research, strategic planning, and marketing. Karen taught for sixteen years in higher education and was part of the inaugural cohort for the MFA in Social Practice at the Corcoran School of Arts and Design. Karen received her B.A. in Political Science from Howard University, M.T.A. in Event Management from The George Washington University, and an M.A. in Design Management from Savannah College of Art and Design.

Research Interest

Karen is researching the textile, fiber, and craft contributions and techniques of enslaved and free African American weavers before the Great Migration.