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Marcus Wood, University of Sussex
Marcus Wood is a painter, performance artist and art-film maker. He is also currently Professor of Diaspora Studies, at the Unviersity of Sussex. He studied English at St Catherines college taking his BA in 1981. He then studied painting at the Royal College of Art, and as a Henry Fellow at Harvard University, gaining his Masters in 1986. He then returned to Oxford studying for a D.Phil in English which he gained in 1990. From 1991-4 he was Michael Bromberg Fellow at Worcester College, Oxford and remained at Worcester as a British Academy postdoctoral fellow. Marcus has published widely on slavery, race and the visual arts (Blind Memory 2000, High Tar Babies 2001, Slavery, Empathy and Pornography 2002) yet has also kept up an active career as artist and film-maker with work in many international collections. A complete biography is available on the Sussex University website.