Carol Becker is Dean of Columbia University School of the Arts. She is the author of The Invisible Drama: Women and the Anxiety of Change; Zones of Contention: Essays on Art, Institutions, Gender and Anxiety; Thinking in Place: Art, Action, and Cultural Production; and Surpassing the Spectacle: Global Transformations and the Changing Politics of Art and Artist in Society: Rights, Roles, and Responsibilities. Her recent memoir is Losing Helen: An Essay.

Carol was Dean of Faculty and Vice-President for Academic Affairs at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago before arriving at Columbia University. She travels widely and lectures on issues of art and society.

To contact Carol regarding use of site content and other inquiries, please email cbecker@columbia.edu

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