Elvan Zabunyan, contemporary art historian, is a teacher at University Rennes 2 and art critic. Her research is about North-American art from the 1960s and particularly the turning point of the year 1970 around racial and feminist
questions. She has been working since the beginning of the 1990s on the issues shown by cultural studies
theories and gender studies, trying to build, thanks to critical thoughts, a methodology of history of contemporary art articulated around a cultural, social and political history. She published Black is a color, A History of African American Art
, 2004), she co-edited several books and wrote many articles in collective works, exhibition catalogues and periodicals.