I’m really delighted to share that I’m taking up a position at University of California, Los Angeles from Jan 1, 2021. I’ll be working as an Assistant Professor in the Department of World Arts and Cultures/Dance alongside amazing scholars and practitioners including David Shorter, Aparna Sharma, David Gere, Peter Sellars, Dan Froot and many more besides.

The selection process began in July 2019 and going to LA for the campus visit gave me an insight to the kind of university context in which I want to work: one where equity, diversity and inclusion is central; one where my future department’s core interests span ethnographic methods, arts and activism, and critical curatorial practice.

Beyond the WAC, the role also brings an opportunity to work closely with the Anthropology Department and The Fowler and The Hammer museums. My wish is to work on many international collaborative projects in the near future so get in touch: let’s build some cool stuff together! In these times of pandemic, the importance of relations and being face to face has become clearer than ever before and I hope that this role at UCLA will spark new networks, collaborations and friendships.

auflynn [at] arts.ucla.edu

Alex Ungprateeb Flynn is an Assistant Professor at the Department of World Arts and Cultures/Dance, University of California, Los Angeles. Working as an anthropologist and curator, Alex’s practice explores the intersection of ethnographic and curatorial modes of enquiry. Researching collaboratively with activists, curators and artists in Brazil since 2007, Alex explores the prefigurative potential of art in community contexts, prompting the theorisation of fields such as the production of knowledge, the pluriversal, and the social and aesthetic dimensions of form.