The Hallie Ford School of Graduate Studies and the MA in Critical Studies are proud to present Willamette’s very own art historian, Abigail Susik, as she presents her lecture on Surrealism and Wage Labor Refusal!
In her wide-ranging research devoted to modern and contemporary art history and visual Abigail Susik focuses on the intersection of international surrealism with antiauthoritarian protest cultures. She is the author of Surrealist Sabotage and the War on Work (Manchester University Press, 2021), editor of Resurgence! Jonathan Leake, Radical Surrealism, and the Resurgence Youth Movement, 1964-1967 (Eberhardt Press, 2023), and coeditor of the volumes Surrealism and Film after 1945: Absolutely Modern Mysteries (Manchester University Press, 2021) and Radical Dreams: Surrealism, Counterculture, Resistance (Penn State University Press, 2022). Susik is a founding board member of the International Society for the Study of Surrealism and an Associate Professor of Art History at Willamette University. She is a 2023-2024 Fellow at the National Humanities Center.