Jordana Moore Saggese is an art historian who specializes in contemporary art with attention to the visual culture of African Americans and the African diaspora. Prior to her appointment at CCA, she taught in the Department of Art and Art History at Santa Clara University and at San José State University.
In addition to entries in exhibition catalogues, her work has appeared in The Grove Dictionary of Art and exposure, the Journal of the Society for Photographic Education. She is currently working on a book manuscript, adapted from her dissertation, tentatively titled Jean-Michel Basquiat’s Language.
Her research and teaching interests include: critical race art history, performance art, identity politics, postcolonial theory, African diaspora theory, as well as the intersections between musical, visual and literary practices.