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Jacqueline Francis and Stephen G. Hall
Jacqueline Francis, Ph.D., is the author of Making Race: Modernism and “Racial Art” in America (2012) and co-editor of Romare Bearden: American Modernist (2011). With Mary Ann Calo, Francis is working on a new book about African-American artists’ participation in federally funded art programs of the 1930s and their impact on the emergent, US art market of the 1940s. She has published articles on contemporary artists Olivia Mole, Joan Jonas, Andrea Fraser, Mickalene Thomas, and Kerry James Marshall) and (with Tina Takemoto) David Hammons, and on the hot topic of Fair Use. During the 2016-17 academic year, Francis was the Robert A. Corrigan Professor in Social Justice in the College of Ethnic Studies at San Francisco State University. In the spring of 2017, she delivered the Richard D. Cohen Lectures at Harvard University. This fall she is the Paul Mellon Guest Scholar at the Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC. She is Associate Professor and Chair of the Graduate Program In Visual and Critical Studies at California College of the Arts (San Francisco Campus).
Stephen G. Hall is a historian specializing in 19th- and 20th-century African American and American intellectual, social, and cultural history and the African Diaspora. As a 2017–18 fellow at the National Humanities Center in Research Triangle, North Carolina, he worked on his second book manuscript, titled Global Visions: African American Historians Engage the World, 1885–1960, which explores the scholarly production of black historians on the African Diaspora. He is the author of A Faithful Account of the Race: African American Historical Writing in Nineteenth-Century America (University of North Carolina Press, 2009).