Sampada Aranke

Assistant Professor
History and Theory of Contemporary Art
saranke@sfai.edu
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Sampada Aranke (PhD, Performance Studies) is an Assistant Professor in the History and Theory of Contemporary Art at the San Francisco Art Institute. Prior to coming to SFAI, she was a Visiting Assistant Professor in Art History at the University of Illinois, Chicago. Her research interests include performance theories of embodiment, visual culture, and black cultural and aesthetic theory. Her work has been published in Art Journal, Equid Novi: African Journalism Studies, and Trans-Scripts: An Interdisciplinary Online Journal in the Humanities and Social Sciences at UC Irvine. She’s currently working on her book manuscript entitled Death’s Futurity: The Visual Culture of Death in Black Radical Politics.

Selected Publications: 

  • "Introduction to Guillermo Gómez-Peña." Viz Inter-Arts Trans-Genre Anthology Series. “Interventions!” Ed. Roxi Power Hamilton. Forthcoming 2014.
  •  “Fred Hampton’s Murder and the Coming Revolution.” Trans-scripts Journal: An Interdisciplinary Online Journal in the Humanities and Social Sciences at UC Irvine. Volume 3 (2013). Web. 30 April 2013.
  • “Crisis Management as Representational Strategy: The Arrangement of ‘African’ Subjectivities and the 2010 World Cup." Ecquid Novi: African Journalism Studies (Vol 31: 2, 2010).

Education: 

  • PhD, Performance Studies, University of California, Davis
  • BA, Politics, University of California, Santa Cruz