Professor in the Department of Performance Studies, Tisch School of the Arts NYU. He holds an A.B. from Harvard and a Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley. He is author of In the Break: The Aesthetics of the Black Radical Tradition (2003); a three-volume collection of essays whose general title is consent not to be a single being (Duke University Press, 2017, 2018) among others. Moten is also co-author, with Stefano Harney, of The Undercommons: Fugitive Planning and Black Study (2013) and A Poetics of the Undercommons (Sputnik and Fizzle, 2016) and, with Wu Tsang, of Who touched me? (If I Can’t Dance, I Don't Want to be Part of Your Revolution, 2016).