Rich Blint is a scholar, writer and curator. He is currently Scholar-in-Residence in the MFA Program in Performance and Performance Studies, Pratt Institute, an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Africana Studies at Barnard College, and a Research Affiliate at the Institute for Research in African American Studies at Columbia University. Upcoming books include A Radical Interiority: James Baldwin and the Personified Self in Modern American Culture, and James Baldwin: An American Exile.
His writing has appeared in publications such as Anthropology Now, African American Review, The James Baldwin Review, The Brooklyn Rail, sx visualities, and The Feminist Wire. Curatorial projects include, Renee Cox: Revisiting The Queen Nanny of the Maroons Series (Columbia University, 2016), The Devil Finds Work: James Baldwin on Film (The Film Society of Lincoln Center, 2015), Live Ideas Festival: The Fire This Time (New York Live Arts, 2014), The First Sweet Music (Hanes Art Center, 2014), and Bigger Than Shadows (Dodge Gallery, 2012). An interdisciplinary thinker and teacher, Blint has a vocational dedication to the revolutionary potential of innovative humanities practice.