Jacqueline Francis, Ph.D., is a writer, art historian, and art consultant. Her books include Making Race: Modernism and “Racial Art” in America and Romare Bearden: American Modernist. She serves the boards of the 3.9 Artists Collective and the Queer Cultural Center of San Francisco. She is an advisor for the journals Third Text: Critical Perspectives on Contemporary Art and Culture and Panorama: Art and Visual Culture of the United States. She teaches at the California College of the Arts, where she is Associate Professor in the Graduate Program in Visual and Critical Studies; she is Adjunct Faculty at the San Francisco Art Institute, the University of San Francisco, and San Francisco State University.