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Benjamin Jones

Benjamin Jones researches the speculative analysis and praxis of oppressed people. His art-historical interests include contemporary intersections of art and power, futurism, and Black radical visual culture and performance. Funded by the Social Science Research Council and the Mellon foundation, his work engages critical ethnic studies, critical pedagogical practices, and feminist mobilizations of onto-epistemology and quantum mechanics. A practicing artist, Jones graduated from the San Francisco Art Institute with a B.A. in the History and Theory of Contemporary Art (highest honors). He is currently working on two projects tentatively titled: What We Fin’na Do: Preface to a 5,000 Year Almanac, and What We Cain't Do: The Pedagogy and Art of Elizabeth Catlett, Charles White, and Dewey Crumpler.