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Department of History of Art



Residency Dates: 6 March - 17 March

Che Gossett is a Black non binary femme writer and critical theorist specializing in queer/trans studies, aesthetic theory, abolitionist thought and blackness studies. They are presently a postdoctoral fellow at the Initiative for a Just Society, Columbia Law School. They received their doctorate in Women's and Gender Studies from Rutgers University, New Brunswick in May 2021. They received a BA in African American Studies from Morehouse College, an MAT in Social Studies from Brown University, an MA in History from the University of Pennsylvania and were a 2019-2020 Helena Rubenstein Fellow in the Whitney Museum Independent Study Program.
Che recently received a Ruth Stephan Fellowship from Beinecke Library at Yale University for the summer of 2022, for archival research with the papers of Barbara Hammer. Che will also be a visiting fellow at Harvard Law School for the fall 2022 semester in the Animal Law and Policy Program, and a visiting art critic at the University of Pennsylvania Stuart Weitzman School of Design.  Spring semester 2023 they will also be spending time at the Centre for Life-Writing at Wolfson College, Oxford University, as they finalize their political biography of queer Japanese American AIDS activist Kiyoshi Kuromiya (1943-2000).

Cambridge Visual Culture Visiting Research Fellow