Ph.D., African American Studies with a secondary field in History of Art, Harvard University
A.M., African American Studies, Harvard University
B.A., Honors, Interdisciplinary Studies in the Humanities, Stanford University
Christina Knight is Assistant Professor of Visual Studies at Haverford as well as the Director of the Visual Studies Program. Before joining the Haverford faculty, she was a Consortium for Faculty Diversity Postdoctoral Fellow at Bowdoin College as well as a Ford Foundation Diversity Fellow. Knight’s work examines the connection between embodied practices and identity, the relationship between race and the visual field, and the queer imaginary. Her current book project focuses on representations of the Middle Passage in contemporary American visual art and performance. She is also a director and co-founder of the dance theater company knightworks. For more information, see: http://www.knightworksdancetheater.org.
African American art, contemporary American art, black American performance, black popular culture, queer performance and visual culture, histories of slavery, and the arts and culture of the African Diaspora.