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Tiffany Barber

Freelance dancer

Tiffany E. Barber is a scholar, curator, and writer of twentieth and twenty-first century visual art and performance with a focus on artists of the African Diaspora living and working in the United States. A PhD Candidate in Visual and Cultural Studies at the University of Rochester and a 2016-2018 Carter G. Woodson Predoctoral Fellow, she is completing her dissertation titled "Undesirability and the Value of Blackness in Contemporary Art" under the direction of Douglas Crimp. As adjunct faculty at the University of Oklahoma and the University of Rochester, she has taught courses on the Harlem Renaissance, the Black Arts Movement, Afrofuturism, Postblackness, and gender and sexuality. Her writings on art, performance, and visual culture have appeared in CAA reviews, Afterimage, Dance Research Journal, Beautiful/Decay, Art Focus Oklahoma, and various exhibition catalogs, anthologies, and online publications, the most recent of which is Prospect.3: Notes for Now (2014) and Afrofuturism 2.0: The Rise of Astroblackness (Lexington Books, 2016). She holds a BFA in Dance from The Ailey School/Fordham University.