Huey Copeland lecture

Professor Huey Copeland
Monday, November 6, 2017 (All day)
Swallow Hall

"Huey Copeland is Associate Dean for Academic Affairs in The Graduate School and Associate Professor of Art History at Northwestern University with affiliations in the Gender and Sexuality Studies Program, the Department of African American Studies, and the Department of Art Theory & Practice. His writing—which has been translated into French, German, and Spanish—focuses on modern and contemporary art with an emphasis on articulations of blackness in the Western visual field. "


"Copeland's various research interests are reflected by his interdisciplinary course offerings, which range from the graduate seminar "The Transnational 1960s," to an introductory survey focused on European and American modernisms and their global entanglements. Alongside his work as a teacher, critic, scholar, and administrator, he has co-curated exhibitions such as Interstellar Low Ways (with Anthony Elms), co-organized international conferences like "Black Collectivities" (with Naomi Beckwith), and co-edited several journal volumes, including "New World Slavery and the Matter of the Visual" (with Krista Thompson). An alumnus of the 2003 Whitney Independent Study Program and the 2013 Johannesburg Workshop in Theory and Criticism, Copeland has received support from the Alice Kaplan Institute for the Humanities, the American Council of Learned Societies, the Georgia O'Keeffe Museum Research Center for American Modernism, the Program of African Studies, the Terra Foundation for American Art, and the W.E.B. Du Bois Institute for African and African American Research at Harvard University." (Source: