Leah DeVun is an artist and historian living in Brooklyn, New York. Her work has received coverage in publications such as Artforum, Huffington Post, People Magazine, Hyperallergic, Art Papers, Feature Shoot, Redbook, Slate, Capricious, LA Weekly, Feministing.com, Gallerist, NYMag.com, Buzzfeed, Forbes, Refinery29, and Modern Painters, among others, and she has participated in numerous exhibitions, programs, and panels, including at venues such as Station Independent Projects (New York, NY), September Gallery (Hudson, NY), Johannes Vogt Gallery (New York, NY), Dose Projects (Brookyn, NY), Baxter Street Camera Club (New York, NY), Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts (Omaha, NE), the ONE Archives Gallery and Museum at the University of Southern California (Los Angeles, CA), The Front (New Orleans, LA), the Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery (Saratoga Springs, NY), Yale University School of Art (New Haven, CT), the Houston Center for Photography (Houston, TX), the Contemporary Austin (Austin, TX), Leslie-Lohman Museum (New York, NY), Blanton Museum of Art (Austin, TX), the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art at the Brooklyn Museum (Brooklyn, NY), MoMA PS1 Contemporary Arts Center (Queens, NY), SPRING/BREAK Art Show (New York, NY), Tracey-Barry Gallery at NYU's Fales Library (New York, NY), and Paul Robeson Galleries (Newark, NJ). Upcoming shows include selections from "Lesbian Land" at Galerie Verbeeck - Van Dyck (Antwerp, Belgium), and "Cast of Characters," curated by Liz Collins, at the Bureau of General Services -- Queer Division (New York, NY).
DeVun received her Ph.D. from Columbia University and is currently an associate professor at Rutgers University, where she teaches women's and gender history. Her essays and reviews have appeared in Wired, Spot, Radical History Review, GLQ, WSQ (Women's Studies Quarterly), Osiris, ASAP/Journal, and Journal of the History of Sexuality, as well as in a number of books. She is the author of the award-winnning book Prophecy, Alchemy, and the End of Time (Columbia University Press) and co-editor of "Trans*historicities" (with Zeb Tortorici), a special issue of the journal TSQ (Duke University Press). She has lectured internationally and received grants and residential fellowships from the National Science Foundation, University of Wisconsin-Madison, UCLA, the Huntington Library, and the Stanford Humanities Center.