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Kim Bobier

Visiting Assistant Professor


Kim Bobier specializes in modern and contemporary periods. Her practice emphasizes critical race art history and the politics of representation, especially through the lens of Black studies and gender and sexuality studies. She harnessed these perspectives in her dissertation,
“Representing and Refracting the Civil Rights Movement in Late Twentieth-Century Art.” Bobier is the recipient of fellowships from institutions such as the Whitney Museum of American Art’s Independent Study Program, the Mellon Black Metropolis Research Consortium, and the Luce American Council of Learned Societies. Her writing appears in Afterimage, African Arts Journal, Nka: Journal of Contemporary African Art, Art Journal, International Review of African American Art, Panorama: Association of Historians of American Art, Routledge’s anthology Social Practice Art in Turbulent Times, and elsewhere. She is currently at work on the book project Monitoring and Modeling Citizenship: Racializing Surveillance and the Body Politic in Contemporary Art. Most recently she co-edited Women & Performance’s special issue “Views from the Larger Somewhere: Race, Vision, and Surveillance”:

Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill