Nicole Archer

About the Author Nicole Archer

Nicole Archer, PhD is an assistant professor in the history and theory of contemporary art at the San Francisco Art Institute, where she also serves as the chair of the BA Department + Liberal Arts. Nicole researches contemporary art and material culture, with an emphasis in modern textile and garment histories. Further interests include critical and psychoanalytic theory, corporeal feminism, and performance studies. She is currently writing a manuscript entitled A Looming Possibility: Towards a Theory of the Textile, which considers how textiles are used to produce and maintain the limits of “legitimate” versus “illegitimate” forms of state violence.