Frederick Moten

PROFESSOR AND ASSOCIATE CHAIR OF PERFORMANCE STUDIES, PROFESSOR OF COMPARATIVE LITERATURE

Fred Moten

Fred Moten is Professor in the Departments of Performance Studies and Comparative Literature, where he teaches courses in black study, poetics and critical theory. He works with lots of social and aesthetic study groups including Stefano Harney & Fred Moten, the Black Arts Movement School Modality, Le Mardi Gras Listening Collective, the Center for Convivial Research and Autonomy, Moved by the Motion, the Institute of Physical Sociality and the Harris/Moten Quartet.

RECENT WORK

“Afterword: Notes on Professor Martin Luther Kilson's Work (with Stefano Harney), Martin Kilson, A Black

Intellectual’s Odyssey: From a Pennsylvania Milltown to the Ivy League, Duke University Press, 2021, 161-72.

 

Moten/Cleaver/Lopez (with Gerald Cleaver and Brandon Lopez), Reading Group Records, RG 23, 2021.

 

Respirer. À terre./Breathe. Ground.” trans. Claire Le Breton, Wu Tsang, The Show is Over, Lafayette

Anticipations, 2021, 106-11.

 

All Incomplete (with Stefano Harney), Minor Compositions/Autonomedia, 2021,

https://monoskop.org/images/d/df/Harney_Stefano_Moten_Fred_All_Incomplete_2021.pdf.

 

“Soul Looks Back,” Jeanne Heuving, ed. Nathaniel Mackey, Destination Out: Essays on His Work,

University of Iowa Press, 2021, 205-22.

 

“Is Alone Together How It Feels to be Free? Ummm.” Interim 37:3/4, Winter 2021,

https://www.interimpoetics.org/373374/fred-moten.

Education

University of California - Berkeley

Ph.D. 

Berkeley, California

 

Harvard University

A.B.

Cambridge, Massachusetts 

Areas of Academic Interest

• Black Study

• Music

• Visual Culture

• Literature

Awards and Distinctions

2020 MacArthur Fellow

• Truman Capote Award for Literary Criticism in Memory of Newton Arvin, 2020.

• United States Artist Rockefeller Fellow, 2018.

• Roy Lichtenstein Award, Foundation for Contemporary Arts, 2018.

• Stephen E. Henderson Award for Outstanding Achievement in Poetry, African American Literature and Culture Society, 2016.

• 2016 Guggenheim Fellow.