Dr. Faye Gleisser recently earned tenure in the IU Department of Art History, where she is now an Associate Professor of contemporary art and critical theory. In addition to being a CRRES Affiliate, she is an affiliate of the Cultural Studies Program and Critical Race and Postcolonial Studies.
Dr. Gleisser's research focuses on 20th and 21st century art, specializing in the history and theory of political violence, and expressions of gendered and sexualized raciality in the visual and material culture of the United States, with a special focus on photography, performance, and the art and theory of the African diaspora.
Her forthcoming book, Risk Work: Making Art and Guerrilla Tactics in Punitive America (September 2023), discusses how U.S. artists starting in the 1960s came to use guerrilla tactics in performance and conceptual art, maneuvering policing, racism, and surveillance. In Risk Work, Dr. Gleisser analyzes the gendered, sexualized, and racial politics of risk-taking that are overlooked in prevailing, white-centered narratives of American art.
A big congratulations, Dr. Gleisser!