Carol Becker is Professor of the Arts and Dean of Columbia University School of the Arts.
She was interviewed twice for this series, the second interview about her book, Losing Helen, can be heard here.
She is the author of numerous articles and several books including: The Invisible Drama: Women and the Anxiety of Change (Prentice Hall & IBD, 1987); The Subversive Imagination: Artists, Society and Social Responsibility (Routledge,1994); Zones of Contention: Essays on Art, Institutions, Gender, and Anxiety (State University of New York Press, 1996); Surpassing the Spectacle: Global Transformations and the Changing Politics of Art (Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2002); Thinking in Place: Art, Action, and Cultural Production (Paradigm Publishers/Routledge, 2009); and her most recent long essay memoir, Losing Helen (Red Hen Press, 2016).
She travels widely often lecturing on art, artists, and their place in society. She also works closely with the World Economic Forum’s program on art and culture.