Theorist of Sensation, Racialization, and Excess
Amber Jamilla Musser is a writer and thinker who has published widely on black feminisms, queer of color critique, psychoanalysis, embodiment and sensation, and aesthetics.
Her research has been supported by grants from the Ruth Landes Memorial Fellowship and the Arts Writers’ Grant from the Warhol Foundation. She has also held fellowships at New York University’s Draper Program in Gender Studies and Brown University’s Pembroke Center for Teaching and Research on Women.
She is currently a Professor of English at The Graduate Center/ CUNY. She previously taught Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Washington University in St. Louis and American Studies at George Washington University.
She is a member of the Social Text Collective and President of the Association for the Study of the Arts of the Present (2022-2023). Her new book Between Shadows and Noise: Sensation, Situatedness, and the Undisciplined is forthcoming in 2024 from Duke University Press