Luis Rincón Alba is a Colombian artist and scholar based in New York City since 2010. He has taught at the departments of Art and Public Policy and Performance Studies at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts. He is currently a doctoral candidate in the Performance Studies Department at New York University where conducts research on the political potential of festive performance in Latin America and the Caribbean. As an actor, performer, and oral narrator, he has collaborated with different artistic collectives. Currently, he leads the Non-Local Action Translation Initiative, which is a project with a focus on public humanities that tries to build transnational ties, through collective translation efforts, between multi-lingual diasporic communities and activists working on the intersections of human and environmental rights.