Fred Moten

Professor, Performance Studies and Comparative Literature

Contact Fred Moten


Phone: 212-998-1638

Office: 721 Broadway, Room 621


Fred Moten‘s primary intellectual and aesthetic concerns are social movement and aesthetic experiment in black study. His latest projects are a poetry collection, Perennial Fashion Presence Falling (Wave Books, 2023), a record album, Fred Moten/Brandon López/Gerald Cleaver (Reading Group Records, 2022) and an essay collection, All Incomplete (Minor Compositions, 2021), co-authored with Stefano Harney, Xun Lee and Denise Ferreira da Silva. In addition to his long-term collaborations with Harney, with López and Cleaver, with Wu Tsang and, especially, with Laura Harris, Julian Moten and Lorenzo Moten, Fred has worked with many other artists, artist collectives, and study groups, including the Anti-Colonial Machine, the Black Arts Movement School Modality, the Center for Convivial Research and Autonomy, Renee Gladman, Renée Green, the Institute for Physical Sociality, the Jazz Study Group, Jennie C. Jones, Le Mardi Gras Listening Collective, George Lewis, the Otolith Group, and William Parker. Fred lives in New York and teaches in the Departments of Performance Studies and Comparative Literature at New York University.