Che Gossett is a Black non binary femme writer and critical theorist specializing in queer/trans studies, aesthetic theory, abolitionist thought and blackness studies. They are presently a postdoctoral fellow at the Initiative for a Just Society, Columbia Law School. They received their doctorate in Women’s and Gender Studies from Rutgers University, New Brunswick in May 2021. They received a BA in African American Studies from Morehouse College, an MAT in Social Studies from Brown University, an MA in History from the University of Pennsylvania and were a 2019-2020 Helena Rubenstein Fellow in the Whitney Museum Independent Study Program.
Che recently received a Ruth Stephan Fellowship from Beinecke Library at Yale University for the summer of 2022, for archival research with the papers of Barbara Hammer. Che is also currently a visiting fellow at Harvard Law School, in the Animal Law and Policy Program, and was visiting art critic at the University of Pennsylvania Stuart Weitzman School of Design in fall 2022. Che is currently working on two book projects, both with Duke University Press, the first being a revised version of their dissertation on the politics and aesthetics of abolition, and the second, a political biography of queer AIDS activist Kiyoshi Kuromiya.