Macushla Robinson

Assistant Professor in Residence and Director, Contemporary Art Galleries

Contemporary Art Galleries

PhD, The New School for Social Research

Macushla Robinson is Assistant Professor in Residence, and Director of the Contemporary Art Galleries at the University of Connecticut.

A curator, writer and teacher with a strong interdisciplinary practice, she founded in·ter·sti·tial press –– a small publishing organization dedicated to cultivating conversations that exist in the margins of major disciplines, and is also Managing Editor of Design and Culture journal. She has worked for over a decade across museums and contemporary art spaces, focusing on working with contemporary artists to develop new works, and in this respect her curatorial practice entwines with her pedagogical practice.

With degrees in philosophy and fine arts (printmaking), an MA in liberal studies and a PhD in Politics, she is relentlessly committed to stretching across disciplines and discourses. Her doctorate confronted issues of slavery and decorative arts from the perspective of reparations and political economy. She works at the intersection of objects and politics, facing questions of commemoration and reparations.

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