Theorist of Sensation, Racialization, and Excess
Amber Jamilla Musser is a writer and thinker who has published widely on race and critical theory, queer femininities and race, race and sexuality, Black feminisms, queer of color critique, embodiment, 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 has an MSt in Women’s Studies from Oxford University and received her Ph.D. in History of Science from Harvard University. She is currently a Professor of American Studies at George Washington University. She previously taught Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Washington University in St. Louis.