Nicole Fleetwood is a Professor in the Department of American Studies at Rutgers University. She researches and teaches in the areas of visual culture, technology studies, gender theory, and race and representation. Her articles appear in American Quarterly, Signs, Social Text, tdr: the journal of performance studies, and edited anthologies. Her forthcoming book Troubling Vision: Performance, Visuality, and Blackness will be published by the University of Chicago Press in fall 2010. She has worked as a consultant and has collaborated with a number of arts organizations and programs, including the New Museum of Contemporary Art’s Visual Knowledge Program, the Walker Art Center, Southern Exposure, Intersection for the Arts, and Youth Speaks. She is also a video producer and has worked on a number of documentaries.