Sarah Jane Cervenak is Professor of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies and African American and African Diaspora Studies. Her areas of research and teaching are feminist theory, Black studies, performance studies, visual culture, and philosophy. Cervenak’s latest book, Black Gathering: Art, Ecology, Ungiven Life (Duke University Press, 2022) queries the Black radical, feminist potential of gathering in post-1970s Black literary and visual arts. As well, she is co-editor with J. Kameron Carter of the book series, The Black Outdoors: Innovations in the Poetics of Study (Duke University Press) and the author of Wandering: Philosophical Performances of Racial and Sexual Freedom (Duke University Press, 2014). A graduate of Rutgers University, she received her Ph.D. in Performance Studies from New York University.