Collin Riggins

Class of 2024
Undergraduate, Major

Collin Riggins is a third-year student from Kansas City, Missouri who is majoring in African American Studies and minoring in Visual Arts and Statistics & Machine Learning. In Collin’s work, he is most fascinated by the archive; calling on deep interests in data science and black artistic expression, Collin thinks about how both individual and collective African American histories appear in archival spaces. He hopes that through creative engagement with the archive, we can create an expansive portrait of the African American experience that honors diverse subjectivities, tells underlooked stories, and offers a better understanding of black culture today.

On campus, Collin is involved in the Ida B. Wells Just Data Lab where he is currently co-producing a film that challenges dominant depictions of safety in popular culture in order to reimagine community wellbeing through a holistic lens. He is also an active member of the vibrant arts scene, a member of the AAS Undergraduate Board of Advisors, and a Residential College Advisor for Forbes College. To decompress, Collin enjoys catching live music, throwing down in the kitchen, and kicking it with friends and fam.