Hailey Grace Steele is a communications advisor for the International Center on Nonviolent Conflict and the manager of Nonviolent Conflict News, ICNC’s aggregate news website highlighting civil resistance efforts around the world. As a graduate student at the University of Alabama, her academic research has centered on media portrayals of social movements and protest, and, specifically, the ways in which protest tactics and audience predispositions influence public opinion of dissent.
In addition to her work with ICNC, Hailey Grace has served as a communications consultant and social media strategist for Pace e Bene and Campaign Nonviolence, organizations aiming to mainstream peace and nonviolence through education, community-building, and nonviolent direct action.
Hailey Grace is based in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, and is deeply committed to the preservation and progress of rural American culture. She is the co-founder of The Rural American Institute, a nonprofit organization that promotes sustainable living and works to connect and energize communities for a common good.