Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev is an author, an organiser of events and exhibitions and a researcher into artistic practices, the histories of art and the politics of aesthetics. She is the Edith Kreeger Wolf Distinguished Visiting Professor in Art Theory and Practice at Northwestern University, Evanston (2013-2015). She has received the Leverhulme Professorship from the University of Leeds for 2014. In 2013, she was the Menschel Visiting Professor in Art at The Cooper Union, New York as well as the Pernod Ricard Visiting Professor in the philosophy of art and naturecultures at the Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main / Institut für Philosophie. She was Artistic Director of dOCUMENTA (13) from 2009-12. Her books include William Kentridge (1998), Arte Povera (1999), and for dOCUMENTA (13) the 100 Notes – 100 Thoughts series as well as The Logbook and The Book of Books (2011–12).