Benjamin L. Jones (he/him) researches the speculative analysis and praxis of oppressed people. He is a Ph.D. Candidate in Northwestern University’s Department of Art History, with an interdisciplinary cluster certificate in Critical Theory. His art-historical interests include contemporary intersections of art and power, futurism, and Black radical visual culture and performance. Funded by the Social Science Research Council and the Mellon foundation, his work engages critical ethnic studies, critical pedagogical practices, and feminist mobilizations of onto-epistemology and quantum mechanics. A practicing artist, Jones graduated from the San Francisco Art Institute with a B.A. in the History and Theory of Contemporary Art (highest honors). He is currently working on two projects: What We Fin’na Do: Preface to a 5,000 Year Almanac, and What We Cain't Do: The Pedagogy of the Black Radical Aesthetic Tradition. He has been awarded the 2022-2023 Dissertation Fellowship in Black Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara.