Ros Gray is Senior Lecturer in Fine Art, Critical Studies in the Art Department at Goldsmiths University, London. Her research explores the trajectories of militant filmmaking, particularly in relation to liberation struggles and revolutionary movements in Mozambique, Angola, Portugal, Guinea-Bissau and Burkina Faso. More recently, she has been investigating the intersections between artistic practices and decolonial environmentalism.
Gray is the author of numerous articles in journals including ARTMargins, The Journal of Visual Cultures, The Journal of African Cinemas and Textile: Journal of Cloth and Culture. She has contributed to books such as Postcommunist Film: Russian, Eastern European and World Culture; The Encyclopedia of Postcolonial Studies; Renée Green, Endless Dreams and Time-Based Streams and a three volume book published in Portuguese on the history of filmmaking in Angola, Angola – O Nascimento de uma Nação. Gray was co-editor with Kodwo Eshun of a special issue of Third Text entitled “The Militant Image: A Ciné-Geography,” and co-curated a number of related film programmes at Iniva in London and at Musée Quai de Branly in Paris.
She is on the Editorial Board of Third Text, and is currently preparing two publications: a monograph entitled The Cinemas of the Mozambican Revolution and a special issue of Third Text on the topic of “Botanical Conflicts: Contemporary Art and the Politics of Soil and Planting.”Website