Jo-Ann Graziano teaches the writing course on MIT history and contemporary experience at the Institute, MIT: Inside, Live. She has an eclectic background (don't we all?) in public policy, film, and creative writing. She directs a research project at the Harvard Kennedy School that forged a knowledge network among government officials, industry and non-profit leaders, and academics. At MIT, she is the Writing Advisor for classes in political science and education policy, as well as Humanities courses. She also teaches film in the Literature Section.
Graziano is the founding Executive Director of the Boston Women's Film Festival. In its inaugural year, the BWFF aims to champion the under-represented work of women directors and artists. The 2018 Festival will premiere works with a focus on women's resilience from September 27-30 at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and the Brattle Theater in Cambridge.
Her short fiction has appeared in various publications, including Harvard Review and Story Magazine. She holds a Masters in Literature and Creative Writing from Harvard University. She is currently at work on The You-ie Project, a tech portfolio meant to bring attention to communication issues arising from interconnection.