Nicholas Gamso

Instructor I
Liberal Arts

Nicholas Gamso is a scholar of contemporary art and media. He reseraches the politics of race, sexuality, and migration as they materialize in works of documentation, performance, photography, and social practice. Nick holds a PhD form the City University of New York. He taught at the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn before moving to the Bay Area to assume a fellowship at the Stanford University Arts Institute. Nick's writings have appeared in Afterimage, ASAP/Journal, Cultural Politics, Log, Social Text, Third Text, and the Brooklyn Rail. He has received support from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Mellon Foundation, and CUNY’s Advanced Research Collaborative.


PhD, City University of New York, 2016

Select Publications 

"Lifeworld of the Junkyard," ASAP/Journal (4.2), May 2019.
"Ren Hang in the Global City," Asia Art Archive, January 2019.
"Decolonizing Design," Cartha (3.3), November 2018.
"Kara Walker Answers the Urban Question," Social Text (133), December 2017.
"Infrastructure Aesthetics and teh Crisis of Migrancy," Afterimage (44.5), March 2017.