I'm SUNY Distinguished Professor and James Agee Professor of American Culture at University at Buffalo.I am also Associate Faulty in the Department of Art and School of Law at the same institution. Before that, I was a member of the Society of Fellows at Harvard for four years. I've had 20 solo shows, including one at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery. I have an exhibit of some of my prison work coming up in Austin in June 2015. I'm the author or editor of 32 books. France made me Chevalier in the l'Ordre des Arts et Des Lettres 2002 and chevalier in L'Ordre national du Mérité in 2012. I was a Guggenheim Fellow (1971) and had a Grammy Nomination (1974).