Wednesday, October 21, 2015, 10am-12pm
Boardroom, SF Campus
Derek Murray teaches in the History of Art and Visual Culture at the University of California, Santa Cruz. An interdisciplinary theorist, he specializes in the history, theory and criticism of contemporary art, African-American/African Diaspora art and culture, Post-Black art and aesthetics, theoretical approaches to identity and representation, critical issues in art practice, and the methodologies and ethics of Art History and Visual Studies. He has contributed to leading magazines and journals of contemporary art such as American Art, Art in America, Parachute, Art Journal, Exit EXPRESS, the Documenta 12 Magazine Project, Public Art Review, Third Text and Nka: Journal of Contemporary African Art (Duke University Press), where he currently serves as Associate Editor. He also serves on the Editorial Advisory Board of Third Text. Murray’s book Regarding Difference: Contemporary African-American Art and the Politics of Recognition is scheduled for release by Manchester University Press in 2015 as a part of the series Rethinking Art’s Histories (ed. Amelia Jones and Marsha Meskimmon) and his book Queering Post-Black Art: Artists Rethinking African-American Identity After Civil Rights is in the publication pipeline at I.B. Tauris.