Erin Reitz Visiting Assistant Professor

Erin Reitz researches and teaches at the intersection of contemporary art and politics, with an emphasis on American and African Diasporic art and visual culture after 1960. She is currently revising the manuscript of her first book on the art and films of the Black Panthers (1966-1982), which investigates the Panthers’ theorization, production, and circulation of their imagery, as well as their numerous creative collaborations with artists, filmmakers, and playwrights, arguing that aesthetic concerns were central to their militant politics. Reitz’ scholarship has been supported by grants and fellowships from the Whitney Museum of American Art Independent Study Program, the Northwestern University Center for Interdisciplinary Research in the Arts, the Northwestern University Paris Program in Critical Theory, and, most recently, the American Council of Learned Societies, which awarded her a 2016 Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellowship.

Program Area: Global Modern and Contemporary Art

Regional Specialization: African American and African Diaspora, United States and Canada