Professor Romy Golan came to the Graduate Center after having taught at Vassar College and Yale University. She is the author of Modernity and Nostalgia: Art and Politics in France Between the Wars (Yale Univ. Press, 1995) and Muralnomad: The Paradox of Wall Painting, Europe 1927-1957 (Yale Univ. Press, 2009; French transl. Editions Macula, 2019). Flashback, Eclipse: The Political Imaginary of Italian Art in the 1960s is forthcoming with Zone Books in 2021.

She is currently working on a series of scenes, all of which involve the homology posited by Jacques Rancière in La méthode de la scène between the space of politics and stagecraft. It engages with his assertion that there is no such thing as an “off-stage,” in the sense of being hidden, and that all political scenarios are, in fact, manifest.