October 27, 2010 by: Dom
Jonathan D. Katz spoke September 13, 2010, as part of the Visual Studies Speaker Series.
Jonathan D. Katz, a scholar of postwar art and culture from the vantage point of sexuality, is an Associate Professor at the University at Buffalo, and Director of its new Doctoral Program in Visual Studies, as well Honorary Research Faculty at the University of Manchester, UK. Known as an activist academic, Katz was the founding director of the Larry Kramer Initiative for Lesbian and Gay Studies at Yale University and founding chair of the very first Department of Lesbian and Gay Studies in the United States, at City College of San Francisco. Katz has curated a groundbreaking exhibition that will open in October 2010 at the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery entitled Hide/Seek: Difference and Desire in American Portraiture.