Amelia Jones

Robert A. Day Professor of Art and Design / Vice Dean of Faculty and Research

Amelia Jones is Robert A. Day Professor and Vice Dean of Faculty and Research at Roski School of Art & Design, USC, and is a curator and scholar of contemporary art, performance, and feminist and sexuality studies. Recent publications include Seeing Differently: A History and Theory of Identification and the Visual Arts (2012); a volume co-edited with Erin Silver, Otherwise: Imagining Queer Feminist Art Histories (2016); and the edited special issue “On Trans/Performance” of “Performance Research” (2016). Jones’s catalogue Queer Communion: Ron Athey (2020), co-edited with Andy Campbell, and which accompanied a retrospective of Athey’s work at Participant Inc. (New York) and ICA (Los Angeles), was listed among Best Art Books 2020 in the The New York Times.  Her 2021 book entitled In Between Subjects: A Critical Genealogy of Queer Performance explores the history of performance art and queer theory since the 1950s, from a queer feminist point of view. She is currently working on a book addressing the neoliberalism and structural racism in the Euro-American university and art complex, and organizing a survey exhibition of the work of Ken Gonzales-Day.

Photo: Harry Gamboa, Jr., 2019