Erin Gray


B.A., English, York University; M.A., Social & Political Thought, York University; Ph.D., History of Consciousness (Feminist Studies and Visual Studies emphases), University of California, Santa Cruz


Laughing at Meat and Fury: A Materialist Critique of U.S. Lynching Culture

Thesis Advisor:

Gina Dent, Professor of Feminist Studies, University of California, Santa Cruz

Research Topic:

lynching reenactments and memorials, political violence and assemblage, and the libidinal economy of the U.S. empire-state


Bridget Cooks, Professor of African American Studies, University of California, Irvine

Current Position:

Dean's Fellow, Department of Media, Culture and Communication, New York University/Assistant Professor, Department of English, University of California, Davis (Fall 2019)

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