Kimberly Ellis

Playwright, US

Affectionately known as "Dr. Goddess", Kimberly C. Ellis, Ph.D. is a scholar of American and Africana Studies, an artist, activist, and entrepreneur, as well as a playwright, world traveler and international thought leader on culture, gender and social technology. She is also the co-founder of #AskaSista, the founder of the civic tech project, #BlackPoliticsMatter, the author of the upcoming book The Bombastic Brilliance of Black Twitter, the creator of #ATripOffTheOldBlock, chronicling her world travels and group trips, and the producer of You’re Beautiful to Me, a feature documentary film chronicling the journey with her mother’s dementia. 


AfroRoma is both a scholarly memoir exploring the relationship between African, European and North American History, art, and popular culture, with a modern day twist and focused lens on the Black Madonna, as well as the creation of a romantic comedy based on an African-American woman’s summer in Europe.