Matthew Jesse Jackson teaches in the Departments of Visual Arts and Art History at the University of Chicago. He holds a Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley and an M.Phil. from Columbia University. He is author of The Experimental Group: Ilya Kabakov, Moscow Conceptualism, Soviet Avant-Gardes (University of Chicago Press, 2010) and a co-author, with Robert Bird, Christopher P. Heuer, Tumelo Mosaka, and Stephanie Smith, of Vision and Communism: Viktor Koretsky and Dissident Public Visual Culture (The New Press, 2011). His research interests include the theory and practice of the Euro-American historical and neo-avant-gardes; conceptual art; the history of art history; management and performance art; the collaborative and the collective in the contemporary art world; Americanization and critical theory.