Josie Roland Hodson
Josie Roland Hodson is PhD candidate in African American Studies and History of Art, with a certificate in Material Histories of the Human Record. Her interdisciplinary research interests include 20th and 21st century Black diaspora aesthetics, notions of Black collectivity, and the politics of the archive. Her dissertation, “Something in Common: Black Art under Austerity in New York City, 1975 – 1990” considers evolutions in experimental Black aesthetics—new avenues in performance art, public installation, and collective practice—in New York City following the political, social, and economic transformations catalyzed by the fiscal crisis of 1975.
Her scholarly writing and criticism have appeared in October, Art in America, Grove Dictionary of Art, and Texte Zur Kunst.