Stefano Harney (born 1962) is Honorary Professor at The Institute of Gender, Race, Sexuality and Social Justice at the University of British Columbia and a Visiting Critic at Yale School of Art. He has held teaching positions in New York, Leicester, London, and Singapore. He now teaches at the Dutch Art Institute. An interdisciplinary scholar, his research spans (the intersections of) social sciences, arts and humanities, as well as the fields of business and management.
Fred Moten (born 1962) is Professor in the Department of Performance Studies, Tisch School of the Arts. He teaches courses and conducts research in black studies
, performance studies
, poetics and critical theory. He is author of In the Break: The Aesthetics of the Black Radical Tradition
(University of Minnesota Press, 2003); Hughson's Tavern
(Leon Works, 2009); B. Jenkins
(Duke University Press, 2010); The Feel Trio
(Letter Machine Editions, 2014), The Little Edges
(Wesleyan University Press, 2015), The Service Porch
(Letter Machine Editions, 2016), a three-volume collection of essays whose general title is consent not to be a single being
(Duke University Press, 2017, 2018) and All that Beauty
(Letter Machine Editions, 2019).