A recent winner of the MacArthur “Genius” Award, Kellie Jones is an Associate Professor in Art History and Archaeology and the Institute for Research in African American Studies at Columbia University. Her research interests include African American and African Diaspora artists, Latino/a and Latin American artists, and issues in contemporary art and museum theory. Dr. Jones has received numerous awards for her work including a Creative Capital | Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant in 2013. In 2005, she was the inaugural recipient of the David C. Driskell Award in African American Art and Art History from the High Museum of Art, Atlanta. Dr. Jones’s writings have appeared in exhibition catalogues and such journals as Nka, Artforum, Flash Art, Atlantica, and Third Text. Her book Eye Minded: Living and Writing Contemporary Art (Duke University Press) was named one of the top art books of 2011 by Publishers Weekly. Jones has also worked as a curator for over three decades and has numerous major national and international exhibitions to her credit. She has organized shows for the Johannesburg Biennale (1997) and São Paulo Bienal (1989), the latter of which, featuring the work of Martin Puryear, won the grand prize for best individual exhibition. Her exhibition, Now Dig This! Art and Black Los Angeles, 1960-1980, was on held at the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles She is the co-curator of Witness: Art and Civil Rights in the 1960s, which opened at the Brooklyn Museum in March 2014 to celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of the Civil Rights Act.