Sophie Mak-Schram is an educator, arts producer and editor with a background in socially-engaged arts practices, experiential education design and partnership management for a range of international organisations. She has been working with Critical Engagement since 2016, and has designed and facilitated courses about identity, diversity, activism and leadership for UWC schools, UWC Short Courses and the Dutch UWC outreach programmes in local schools.
She has a BA from the University of York (UK) and a Research MA from the University of Leiden (NL), both in the field of art history and literature, as well as a Post-graduate Certificate in Arts Fundraising and Philanthropy from the University of Leeds (UK). Academically, her research centres on strategies of inclusion and unlearning within the arts and culture sector, and she currently works with The Cera Project, a contemporary arts organisation for art that falls outside of current Euro-American narratives, and UK New Artists, who foster intercultural dialogue and collaboration between emerging artists from across the UK. She is also working with Minerva Schools as Partnerships Manager (London), a role that includes developing a network of business partners and designing learning opportunities for an international cohort of university students.
Sophie graduated from Mahindra United World College in 2011.