Leah DeVun is an artist and historian living in Brooklyn, New York. Her work has received coverage in publications such as Artforum, Huffington Post, Capricious, LA Weekly, Art Papers, Hyperallergic, Feministing.com, Gallerist, NYMag.com, Gayletter, No More Potlucks, and Modern Painters, among others, and she has participated in numerous exhibitions and programs, including at venues such as Station Independent Projects (New York, NY), DODGE Gallery (New York, NY), September Gallery (Hudson, NY), Johannes Vogt Gallery (New York, NY), Dose Projects (Brookyn, 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), and the SPRING/BREAK Art Show (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). 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.