Erin L. Thompson
Erin L. Thompson, co-curator of “Ode to the Sea: Art from Guantánamo” with Charlies Shields and Paige Laino, is an assistant professor of art crime at John Jay College. Her book, Possession: The Curious History of Private Collectors from Antiquity to the Present, was an NPR Best Book of 2016. She tweets at @artcrimeprof.
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Tuesday, June 05, 2018
Minority Lawyers Hanging From Their Own Bootstraps
Law school applications are up this year in what some are calling a “ Trump Bump ,” since around a third of applicants were inspired to apply by Trump’s election. Nearly half of them identify themselves as members of a minority group. They’ve seen lawyers fighting Trump administration policies that...
Monday, December 04, 2017
The Art of Keeping Guantánamo Open
We spent the day at a beach in Brooklyn. Skyscrapers floated in the distance and my toddler kept handing me cigarette filters she had dug out of the sand. When we got home, I checked my email. I had been sent a picture of a very different beach: deserted, framed by distant headlands with unsullied...