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Evan Calder Williams
Associate Professor
A biographical portrait of Evan Calder Williams
Dr. Evan Calder Williams is an Associate Professor at the Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College, where he teaches the yearlong course Theory and Criticism in Contemporary Art, in addition to elective graduate seminars and a seminar on Disability Studies in the undergraduate Human Rights department. He is the author of Combined and Uneven Apocalypse; Roman Letters; Shard Cinema; and two forthcoming books, Why Fire and Manual Override: A Theory of Sabotage. He is the translator, with David Fernbach, of Mario Mieli’s Towards a Gay Communism. His essays have appeared in numerous exhibition catalogs and in journals including Film Quarterly, Cultural Politics, WdW Review, The Italianist, Frieze, La Furia Umana, World Picture, The Journal of American Studies, Mute, and Estetica. He is part of the editorial collective of Viewpoint Magazine and is a founding member of the film and research collective 13BC. His solo and collaborative films have been shown at institutions such as Haus der Kulturen der Welt, the Douglas Hyde Gallery, 80WSE, MoMA, Images Festival, mumok, Portikus, Swiss Institute, and the Ljubljana Biennial of Graphic Arts. He received a Ph.D. in Literature from the University of California Santa Cruz and was a Fulbright Fellow in Italy for his doctoral research. He is currently working on a book about sickness.