Clark Buckner

Liberal Arts and MA Faculty

Clark Buckner is a critical theorist and cultural critic, whose work focuses on the intersection of continental philosophy, psychoanalysis, and contemporary culture.  His academic publications include Apropos of Nothing (SUNY) and Styles of Piety (Fordham), along with articles in Art Journal; Culture, Theory, Critique; and the Journal of Aesthetics and Culture.  His popular criticism has appeared in Art Review, Bomb Magazine, and SFMoMA's Open Space. He previously taught philosophy at Mills College.  He worked as Director/Curator at the gallery Mission 17, and he has contributed as a video artist and curator to exhibitions at Artists' Television Access and Southern Exposure, among other venues.


  • PhD, Vanderbilt University, Philosophy, 2004
  • MA, New School for Social Research, Philosophy, 1996
  • BA, Sarah Lawrence College, Modern Literature and Creative Writing, 1991