Cara Jordan is the Assistant to the Director and Provost’s Fellow in the Arts in the Center for the Humanities at the Graduate Center, CUNY. She is also an art historian, editor, writer, and educator whose research focuses on contemporary political, activist, and socially engaged public art. In 2017, she obtained her PhD in art history from the Graduate Center, CUNY, where she wrote about the conceptual legacy of the German artist Joseph Beuys in socially engaged art in the United States. Her research has appeared in FIELD, Seismopolite Journal for Art and Politics, and Public Art Dialogue, as well as the exhibition catalogue for Gordon Matta-Clark: Anarchitect (Bronx Museum and Yale UP, 2017). She has taught at CUNY’s Hunter College, Kingsborough Community College, and City College, and has curated numerous public art projects and events in New York. Alongside her position at the Center, she currently serves as editor of Peter Halley’s catalogue raisonné (JRP|Ringier, 2018) and works as a freelance editor in New York, Buffalo, and Berlin.

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