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Kim Bobier

Visiting Assistant Professor

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Kim Bobier specializes in modern and contemporary art historical periods. Her work takes a social justice lens while emphasizing critical race studies, 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 in Contemporary Art. Her related article will be published in the spring 2024 issue of American Art, the Smithsonian American Art Museum’s journal. Most recently Bobier 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