Jacqueline Francis, Ph.D


Jacqueline Francis Ph.D. is a writer and educator. She is the author of Making Race: Modernism and “Racial Art” in America (2012) and co-editor of Romare Bearden: American Modernist (2011). Francis serves on the boards of Third Text: Critical Perspectives on Contemporary Art and Culture and the National Committee for the History of Art. She is Professor and Chair of the Graduate Program in Visual & Critical Studies at California College of the Arts in San Francisco. Francis is also a curator, most recently of Adia Millett: You Will Be Remembered (Galerie du Monde, Hong Kong; 2022), and co-curator of Fight and Flight: Crafting a Bay Area Life (Museum of Craft & Design San Francisco; 2023). A member of the 3.9 Art Collective of San Francisco, she is a fiction writer who was awarded an Individual Artist Commission grant (2017) by the San Francisco Arts Commission.