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Co-chair of MA in Critical Theory and Creative Research

PhD 1966 University of Southern California
AM 1963 University of Southern California
BS 1960 University of California, Los Angeles

Barry Sanders’ projects increasingly occur at the intersection of art and activism, and include The Green Zone, which Project Censored called one of the top-ten censored stories of 2009, and collaborations between artists and youth prisoners under the name “Over These Prison Walls.” He has given presentations at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (with Ivan Illich); the J. Paul Getty Museum; and the Portland Art Museum, among others. His book-art projects include a collaboration with printmaker Michael Woodcock, Fourteen Ninety Two or Three, which won Honorable Mention in the Carl Hertzog Awards Competition for Excellence in Book Design. His 2002 essay for Cabinet “Bang the Keys Softly: Type-Writers and Their Dis-Contents” was reprinted in Courier (University Art Museum, SUNY) as well as Ghost in the Machine (New Museum). He has twice been nominated for the Pulitzer Prize and is the author of fourteen books and over fifty essays and articles. He was the first to occupy the Gold Chair at Pitzer College, where he taught, among other things, the history of ideas and medieval church iconography. He is Founding Co-Chair of the MA in Critical Theory and Creative Research, The Hallie Ford School of Graduate Studies, Pacific Northwest College of Art.

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