Benjamin Jones

Benjamin Jones researches the speculative analysis and praxis of oppressed people. His art-historical interests include contemporary intersections of art and power, futurism, and Black radical visual culture and performance. Awarded a Mellon Cluster Fellowship in Critical Theory, his work engages critical ethnic studies, feminist science studies (especially the onto-epistemological implications of quantum mechanics), and critical pedagogical practices. A practicing artist, Jones graduated with highest honors from the San Francisco Art Institute with a B.A. in the History and Theory of Contemporary Art. He is currently working on two projects tentatively titled: The Life and Philosophy of Dewey Crumpler, and What We Fin’na Do: Preface to a 5,000 Year Almanac.