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Sam Vernon earned her MFA in Painting/Printmaking from Yale University in 2015 and her BFA from The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art in 2009. Her installations combine xeroxed drawings, photographs, paintings and sculptural components in an exploration of personal narrative and identity. Sam teaches in the Printmedia and Graduate Fine Arts program as an Assistant Professor at California College of the Arts (CCA). She co-chairs the Painting discipline at Bard MFA and teaches print and drawing in Bard College’s Studio Arts undergraduate program.
Omise'eke Tinsley is a Professor of Black Studies at the University of California. Santa Barbara. Her forthcoming book The Color Pynk: Black Femme-inist Love and Criticism (University of Texas Press, 2022) explores black femme aesthetics of resistance in the Trump era. Earlier monographs include Beyoncé in Formation: Remixing Black Feminism (2018); Ezili’s Mirrors: Imagining Black Queer Genders (2018), winner of the 2019 Barbara Christian Prize in Caribbean Studies; and Thiefing Sugar: Eroticism Between Women in Caribbean Literature (2010).
Matt Richardson is an Associate Professor in the Feminist Studies Department at UCSB. He is the author of several academic works, including The Queer Limit of Black Memory: Black Lesbian Literature and Irresolution, and he is a co-editor of Black Sexual Economies: Race and Sex in a Culture of Capital. His first novel, Black Canvas: A Campus Haunting, is forthcoming from Transgress Press.