Che Gossett Visiting Fellow
Che Gossett is a Black non-binary critical theorist specializing in queer & trans studies, abolitionist thought and blackness studies. They are a Racial Justice Postdoctoral Fellow at the Initiative for a Just Society at Columbia Law School and a Visiting Fellow with the Brooks McCormick Jr. Animal Law & Policy Program. Che received their doctorate in Womens’ Gender & Sexuality Studies from Rutgers University, New Brunswick. They received a BA in African American Studies from Morehouse College, an MAT in Social Studies from Brown University, an MA in History from the University of Pennsylvania and were a 2019-2020 Helena Rubenstein Fellow in the Whitney Independent Study Program.
Recently, Che received a Ruth Stephan Fellowship from Beinecke Library at Yale University for the summer of 2022. In fall 2022 Che is also serving as a visiting critic at the University of Pennsylvania’s Weitzman School of Design. Spring semester 2023 they will be spending time at Oxford University, as a visiting fellow at the Centre for Life-Writing at Wolfson College, as they complete a political biography of queer Japanese American AIDS activist Kiyoshi Kuromiya.