Robert Sember

2009-2011 Vera List Center Fellow
Robert Sember works at the intersection of art and public health. He is a member of the international sound-art collective, Ultrared, which helped establish Vogue'ology, an initiative by and for members of the AfricanAmerican and Latino/a Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender community in New York City. His ethnographic research in the U.S. and South Africa has focused on governmental and non-governmental substance abuse, mental health, and homelessness service sectors with an emphasis on HIV/AIDS prevention, testing, and treatment access. He is a Senior Associate with the Center for Social Innovation where he has lead initiatives on the impact of the Affordable Care Act on addiction and mental health recovery. An Assistant Professor of Interdisciplinary Arts at The New School's Eugene Lang College, the faculty of the Summer Institute on Sexuality, Culture, and Society at the University of Amsterdam's Graduate School of Social Sciences. Sember was a 2009–2011 fellow at the Vera List Center for Art and Politics.