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2011 Lecture: Randy Martin
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Randy Martin is Professor and Chair of Art and Public Policy and Director of the Graduate Program in Arts Politics at the Tisch School of the Arts, New York University. He is the author of Performance as Political Act: The Embodied Self (Bergin and Garvey, 1990); Socialist Ensembles: Theater and State in Cuba and Nicaragua (University of Minnesota Press, 1994); Critical Moves: Dance Studies in Theory and Politics (Duke University Press, 1998); On Your Marx: Relinking Socialism and the Left (University of Minnesota Press, 2001); Financialization of Daily Life (Temple University Press, 2002); Empire of Indifference: American War and the Financial Logic of Risk Management (Duke University Press, 2007); and Under New Management: Universities, Administrative Labor and the Professional Turn (Temple University Press, 2011). He has edited collections on U.S. Communism, sport and academic labor and, most recently, Artistic Citizenship: A Public Voice for the Arts (with Mary Schmidt Campbell) and The Returns of Alwin Nikolais: Bodies, Boundaries, and the Dance Canon (with Claudia Gitelman). In addition, he has published over one hundred articles, chapters, and reviews. He is presently working on a book entitled Knowledge, LTD: Toward a Social Logic of the Derivative.

Dr. Martin holds degrees in sociology from the University of California, Berkeley, the University of Wisconsin, Madison, and the City University of New York. He has studied, taught, and performed in dance, theater, and clowning in the United States and abroad. He also studied flute and saxophone and played in orchestras and jazz ensembles. Previously, he served as Professor and Chair of Social Science at Pratt Institute, Associate Dean of Faculty at Tisch School of the Arts, President and Vice President of the Cultural Studies Association (U.S.), and as an editor of the journal Social Text. He currently sits on the National Advisory Board of Imagining America: Artists and Scholars in Public Life.
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