Rich Blint is a scholar, writer and curator. He is currently Visiting Scholar at New York University’s Center for Experimental Humanities, and Research Affiliate at Columbia University’s Institute for Research in African American Studies. He teaches at Barnard College’s Department of Africana Studies. He is co-editor (with Douglas Field) of a special issue of African American Review on James Baldwin (2014), and upcoming books include A Radical Interiority: James Baldwin and the Personified Self in Modern American Culture, and A Queer Spirit. He is also co-editor (with Courtney Thorsson) of the forthcoming 1980s volume of the Cambridge African American Literature in Transition: 1750-2015 series. The Managing Editor | Editor-at-Large of the A-Line: a journal of progressive thought, his writing has appeared in Anthropology Now, African American Review, The James Baldwin Review, The Brooklyn Rail and sx visualities. Curatorial projects include Renee Cox: Revisiting The Queen Nanny of the Maroons Series at Columbia (2016), The Devil Finds Work: James Baldwin on Film at The Film Society of Lincoln Center (2015), and The First Sweet Music at Hanes Art Center (2014). He has received fellowships from the Andrew W. Mellon and Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship foundations.