Huey Copeland


During his 2013-14 ACLS Fellowship year, Huey Copeland (’06) celebrated the publication of his first book with the University of Chicago Press, Bound to Appear: Art, Slavery, and the Site of Blackness in Multicultural America, while making strides on his new project, currently titled In the Arms of the Negress: Race, Gender, and the Unmaking of Modern Art. He also co-edited a special issue of Nka on “Black Collectivities”; published shorter pieces on artists Eleanor Antin, Gardar Eide Einarsson, Theaster Gates, Dave McKenzie, and Zoe Leonard; and continued to lecture nationally, most memorably at Berkeley in October 2013, which provided a fitting homecoming and a wonderful kick off to the academic year!