Frank Roberts received his B.A. in English and African American Studies from NYU’s Gallatin School, his M.A. from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, and is currently completing his Ph.D. in NYU’s Graduate School of Arts and Science. His dissertation manuscript, “Uncommon Sense: Black Aesthetics beyond Racial Respectability” has been awarded the Ford Foundation Dissertation Fellowship from the National Research Academies; the MARBL Fellowship from Emory University, and the CLAGS Fellowship from the City University of New York. His areas of expertise include Afro-American art criticism; African American literature and culture; film and media studies; and the intersections of gender and sexuality in black popular culture. He has held teaching positions in Princeton University’s W.E.B. Dubois Scholars Institute, NYU’s College of Arts and Science, and Eugene Lang College/The New School, among others.