Tina Campt is Owen F. Walker Professor of Humanities and Modern Culture and Media. She is a black feminist theorist of visual culture and contemporary art. Campt leads the Black Visualities Initiative at the Cogut Institute for Humanities and is the founding convenor of the Practicing Refusal Collective and the Sojourner Project. She has held faculty positions at the Technical University of Berlin, the University of California, Santa Cruz, Duke University, and Barnard College.
She is the author of A Black Gaze (MIT Press, 2021); Listening to Images (Duke University Press, 2017); Image Matters: Archive, Photography and the African Diaspora in Europe (Duke University Press, 2012); and Other Germans: Black Germans and the Politics of Race, Gender and Memory in the Third Reich (University Michigan Press, 2004).
Imagining Everyday Life: Engagements with Vernacular Photography (Steidl, 2020), co-edited by Campt with Marianne Hirsch, Gil Hochberg and Brian Wallis, received the 2020 Photography Catalogue of the Year award from Paris Photo and Aperture Foundation.
She earned a BA from Vassar College (1986) and an MA and PhD from Cornell University (1990 and 1996 respectively).
Campt was born in 1964 in Brooklyn, USA, where she continues to live and work.

SAF participation: March Meeting 2022