Rujeko Hockley joined the Brooklyn Museum in 2012 as Assistant Curator of Contemporary Art. Her interests include modern and contemporary art, with a particular focus on conceptual and other avant-garde practices, social movements, and the African diaspora. She comes to the Brooklyn Museum from San Diego, where she is a Ph.D. candidate in the Visual Arts department at the University of California, San Diego. Prior to her candidacy, Hockley worked as Curatorial Assistant at The Studio Museum in Harlem (2005–2007). She has also organized exhibitions and programs at various independent spaces in San Diego and New York, and has written broadly on contemporary art. She received her B.A. in Art History from Columbia University.