Anh Thang Dao-Shah

Senior Research Advisor

Anh Thang Dao-Shah is the Senior Research Advisor at DataArts, where she advises the organization’s research strategy, including the further development of cultural workforce and audience demographic data collection methodologies. Dao-Shah holds a PhD in American Studies and Ethnicity from the University of Southern California. She is a Mellon/American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) Public Fellow and works in the position of Policy and Evaluation Manager for the San Francisco Arts Commission. She is also the co-founder of Creative Equity Research Partners, a consulting company to advance equity in arts and culture. Prior to her current posts, she worked as Development Manager for the Diasporic Vietnamese Artists Network and taught courses in women's studies, ethnic studies, and writing at the University of California, Riverside, San Francisco State University, and California College of the Arts.

Cultural Pursuits: Writing

Hidden Skill: Fluency in Polish and Vietnamese

Hometown: Warsaw, Poland 

Secretly Wants to Be: Astrophysicist (with an expertise in dark matter)