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Luke Williams

Luke Williams is an artist and writer based in the San Francisco Bay Area. He works at the intersection of Black Cultural Studies, Dance, and Aesthetics. Luke's writing has also appeared in KQED and SF/Arts monthly. You can follow his personal blog at

In Conversation

Aliyah Dunn-Salahuddin with Luke Williams

Aliyah Dunn-Salahuddin speaks with Luke Williams about working at the intersection of dance and history in academia. The two discuss overlooked histories of Black creative work; alternative methodologies for scholarship; and the importance of memory and ritual in artistic and academic endeavors.

“It's Our Time Now”: The Aesthetics of Horror in Jordan Peele’s Us

Seemingly out of nowhere, the underclass rises up to seize power. There is widespread pandemonium. As the old world order crumbles, there is a sense that nothing can ever be the same again. What sounds like news coverage of summer 2020 is actually the plot of Us (2019), directed by Jordan Peele.


The Brooklyn Rail

JUNE 2023

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