Jonathan Crary

Meyer Schapiro Professor of Modern Art and Theory Columbia University

Jonathan Crary is the Meyer Schapiro Professor of Modern Art and Theory at Columbia University. Professor Crary received his Ph.D. from Columbia in 1987 having previously graduated with a B.A. from Columbia College, where he was an art history major. He also earned a B.F.A. from the San Francisco Art Institute where he studied film and photography. His film teachers there included James Broughton, Larry Jordan, and Gunvor Nelson. His first teaching position was in the Visual Arts Department at University of California, San Diego. He has taught full-time at Columbia since 1989, and has also been a visiting professor at Princeton and Harvard. Professor Crary has written extensively on contemporary art and culture for publications including Art in America, Artforum, OctoberAssemblageCahiers du cinémaFilm CommentGrey RoomDomus, and Village Voice. He has also written critical essays for over 30 exhibition catalogs. A selection of his work was recently added to the widely used anthology Film Theory and Criticism, eds. Braudy and Cohen (7th edition).