- About the Contributors
Arlen Austin is a PhD student in the Department of Modern Culture and Media at Brown University. His research addresses the relation of postwar social movements to the imbrication of mass media in neoliberal backlash. He is coeditor with Silvia Federici of The New York Wages for Housework Movement, 1972–1979: History, Theory and Documents, recently published by Autonomedia.
Zach Blas is an artist, writer, and lecturer in Visual Cultures at Goldsmiths, University of London. He has exhibited internationally, recently at Art in General, New York; Gasworks, London; Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane; and the 68th Berlin International Film Festival. He is a recipient of a 2016 Creative Capital award in Emerging Fields.
Gavin Butt is Attenborough Chair of Drama, Theatre and Performance at the University of Sussex. He is the author of Between You and Me: Queer Disclosures in the New York Art World, 1948–1963 (2005), and coauthor, with Irit Rogoff, of Visual Cultures as Seriousness (2013). He is codirector of This Is Not a Dream (2013), a documentary film exploring queer artists' DIY use of moving image technology, and between 2009 and 2014 he was codirector of Performance Matters, a creative research project addressing the cultural value of performance. He is editor of After Criticism: New Responses to Art and Performance (2005) and coeditor, with Kodwo Eshun and Mark Fisher, of Post-Punk Then and Now (2016).
Beth Capper is a doctoral candidate in the Department of Modern Culture and Media at Brown University, where she is completing a dissertation on social reproduction and post-1970s feminist media cultures. Her articles have been published in Art Journal, Media Fields, Third Text, and TDR: The Drama Review. She is also part of a collaborative effort to build a digital archive of materials from the North American branch of the 1970s Wages for Housework movement.
Ashon Crawley, assistant professor of religious studies and African American and African studies at the University of Virginia, is the author of Blackpentecostal Breath: The Aesthetics of Possibility (2016), an investigation of aesthetics and performance as modes of collective, social imaginings otherwise.
Vivian A. Crockett is a New York–based independent researcher, scholar, and curator focusing largely on art of African diasporas, (Afro)Latinx diasporas, and the Americas at the varied intersections of race, gender, and queer theory. She is a PhD candidate in art history at Columbia University.
Amalle Dublon received a PhD from Duke University's Program in Literature, with a Certificate in Feminist Studies. She teaches at the New School and New York University, and is the author of published essays on Pauline Oliveros and disco; on gossip and girl talk in recent artwork by Jessica Vaughn, Carolyn Lazard, and Hannah Black; and, with Constantina Zavitsanos, on the work of Lorraine O'Grady and Ellen Cantor.
José Esteban Muñoz (1967–2013) was professor and chair of performance studies at New York University. He was the author of the forthcoming The Sense of Brown, as well as Disidentifications: Queers of Color and the Performance of Politics (1999), Cruising Utopia: The Then and There of Queer Futurity (2009), and coeditor of Pop Out: Queer Warhol (1996) and Everynight Life: Culture and Dance in Latin/o America (1997).
Macarena Gómez-Barris is chairperson of the Department of Social Science and Cultural Studies at Pratt Institute and director of the Global South Center. She is the author of The Extractive Zone: Social Ecologies and Decolonial Perspectives, which theorizes social life through five extractive scenes of ruinous capitalism upon Indigenous territories (2017). She is also the author of Beyond the Pink Tide: Art and Politics in the Américas (2018), Where Memory Dwells: Culture and State Violence in Chile (2009), and coeditor, with Herman Gray, of Towards a Sociology of a Trace (2010).
Christina B. Hanhardt is associate professor in the Department of American Studies at the University of Maryland, College Park. She is the author of Safe Space: Gay Neighborhood History and the Politics of Violence (2013), which won the 2014 Lambda Literary Award for Best Book in LGBT Studies.
Tara Hart has lived in Brooklyn since 2005 and works as an archivist in the Meatpacking District.