Lauren Fournier is a writer, curator, and filmmaker who writes autotheories and autofictions for the page and the screen. She is currently an SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellow in Visual Studies, where she is working with Lisa Steele on a studio-based project that extends an autotheoretical approach to a critical consideration of whiteness, settler-colonialisms, and class. She has co-edited a special issue of ASAP/Journal on "autotheory" with her collaborator Alex Brostoff, which will be launched at UC Berkeley in May. Her first two books, an academic monograph through The MIT Press and an autofictional novel through Fiction Advocate are forthcoming in winter and spring 2021.
Che Gossett is a Black femme critical theorist. They are an alumnus of the Whitney Independent Study Program (2019-2020 in Critical Studies), a member of Creative Time's inaugural Think Tank cohort, and currently a graduate fellow at the Center for Cultural Analysis, Rutgers University, New Brunswick.
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Autotheory--the commingling of theory and philosophy with autobiography--as a mode of critical artistic practice indebted to feminist writing and activism.