Alex Pittman smiles outside in a collared blue shirt in front of the lush background of Barnard's campus.

Alex Pittman

Senior Associate Director, Center for Engaged Pedagogy


Center for Engaged Pedagogy, Consortium for Critical Interdisciplinary Studies


Alex Pittman is the Senior Associate Director of the Center for Engaged Pedagogy. Before joining the CEP, he was a term assistant professor in Barnard’s Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies department and in the Consortium for Critical Interdisciplinary Studies (CCIS). At the CEP, he is developing and supporting projects that address questions of power, hierarchy, and labor in classrooms and institutions of higher education more broadly. He is also interested in philosophies and practices of facilitation and the range of ways that dialogical inquiry can intersect with pedagogical initiatives on anti-racism, climate, and feminist and queer politics, among other areas. His research and teaching interests include black diasporic performing, visual, and literary arts since 1945, feminist and queer approaches to political economy, and critical theory. His writing can be found in Camera ObscuraCriticismWomen & PerformanceSocial Text’s Periscope, and ASAP/J's Black One Shot.