Brooks Nelson is a New York based curator, consultant, educator, and arts administrator. She is currently an Adjunct Professor in the African American and African Diaspora Studies Department at Columbia University. She is co-editor of Women and Migration: Responses in Art and History published in 2019 by Open Book Publishers, Cambridge, UK. She has served as a consulting curator with the City of New York through the Department of Cultural Affairs and Gracie Mansion Conservancy. Brooks Nelson is also currently an ex-officio trustee on the Board of the Museum of the City of New York.