Paul Brach Lecture Series: Avery Gordon
ART: Avery Gordon is Professor of Sociology at the University of California Santa Barbara and Visiting Faculty Fellow at the Center for Research Architecture, Department of Visual Cultures, Goldsmiths College, University of London. She is the author of Ghostly Matters: Haunting and the Sociological Imagination 2nd ed. (University of Minnesota Press, 2008) Keeping Good Time: Reflections on Knowledge, Power and People (Paradigm Publishers 2004), and the co-editor of Mapping Multiculturalism (University of Minnesota Press, 1996) and Body Politics (Westview 1994). Her work focuses on radical thought and practice and over the last several years, she has been writing about imprisonment, war and other forms of dispossession and how to eliminate them. Recent publications have appeared in South Atlantic Quarterly, Race & Class, PMLA, and other collections. Since 1997, Gordon has co-hosted “No Alibis,” a weekly public affairs radio program on KCSB 91.9 FM Santa Barbara. She is also the Keeper of the Hawthorne Archives.
- Avery's recent project in documenta 13: http://www.americanacademy.de/home/program/past/workhouse-room-2