The Director

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Vera Ingrid Grant is Director of the Ethelbert Cooper Gallery. She engages with visual culture as a means to facilitate transnational, and cross-disciplinary contemplations of our tangled historical, racial, and gendered legacies. She curated several art installations at Stanford University and Harvard University, and is curator for a forthcoming installation at the Boston Center for the Arts in spring 2015. She is the author of “E2: Extraction/Exhibition Dynamics” in Luminós/C/ity.Ordinary Joy: From the Pigozzi Contemporary African Art Collection, 2014; “Visual Culture and the Occupation of the Rhineland” in The Image of the Black in Western Art, Vol. 5, The Twentieth Century, 2014; “White Shame/Black Agency: Race as a Weapon in Post-World War I Diplomacy” in African Americans in American Foreign Policy.  Grant is the former Executive Director of the W. E. B. Du Bois Institute for African and African American Research at Harvard University (now the Hutchins Center) from 2008 through 2012, when she personally directed both the Fellows Program and the art installations in the Rudenstine Gallery, and the former associate director of the program in African and African American Studies at Stanford from 2001 to 2007, when she taught courses on Black Feminisms, Black Europe, Paris Noir, Trajectories of Jim Crow, and Art in Bits; designed and led faculty and student expeditions to Paris, Belize, and NYC to experience the multiple perspectives and experiences of the African Diaspora. Grant was a Fulbright Scholar at the Universität Hamburg, Germany; a Research Fellow at The Studio Museum in Harlem, a Sheila Biddle Ford Foundation Fellow at the W. E. B. Du Bois Institute, and a Visiting Scholar at the Center on Intersectionality and Social Policy at Columbia Law School.