Jeanne Vaccaro is a writer and curator and she works at the intersection of performance, feminist art and archives, and queer studies. Her book in process, Handmade: Feelings and Textures of Transgender,looks at the felt labor of identity. Other writing is in GLQ, Radical History Review, The Journal of Modern Craft, and Public Books. Jeanne co-organizes the New York City Transgender Oral History Project for the New York Public Library. She is working on a book of prose poems, Self Portrait: A Dialogue on Women’s Liberation, for the independent artist’s press Publishing Puppies.
Jeanne earned her Ph.D. in Performance Studies at New York University. She is a 2014-17 postdoctoral fellow in Gender Studies at Indiana University, and held a 2012-14 Mellon postdoctoral fellowship in Sexuality Studies in the Department of English at the University of Pennsylvania. In fall 2016, she is teaching a queer methods laboratory in Bring Your Own Body at Haverford.
Stamatina Gregory is a curator and art historian, and the Associate Dean of the School of Art at The Cooper Union. A doctoral candidate at The Graduate Center at the City University of New York, her work focuses on the interrelationship of photography and politics. She has taught art history, critical theory, and writing at Hunter and Baruch Colleges, the University of Pennsylvania, and at the State University of New York, Purchase College, where she was visiting professor in 2011-2012.
In 2005-2006 she participated in the Whitney Independent Study Program, and from 2007-2009 she was the Whitney Lauder Curatorial Fellow at the Institute of Contemporary Art at the University of Pennsylvania, where she organized several exhibitions including “Carlos Motta: The Good Life,” and “Tavares Strachan: Orthostatic Tolerance.” She has curated group exhibitions and public programs at venues including FLAG Art Foundation, New York; The Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, Eugene; Tyler School of Art, Philadelphia; The Armory Show, New York, and the Museum of Modern Art, New York. Her retrospective of the work of New York photographer and activist Brian Weil (1954-1996) at the ICA in Philadelphia recently traveled to the Santa Monica Museum of Art: the catalog is published by Semiotext(e). She was Deputy Curator of the inaugural pavilion of The Bahamas at the 55th Venice Biennale (2013).