Robert Summers is working on a manuscript tentatively tilted “Queer Visual Tactics: Aesthetics, Politics, Ethics,” which is being supported by the generous grants from the University of California Humanities Research Institute's California Studies Initiative and UCLA's Center for the Study of Women. Recently he chaired a panel, “Intersectional Queer Visualities,” at annual AAH conference in the UK, and he will be co-chairing a panel on "Queer Relationality" at the annual CAA conference in the US. Summers has presented papers on live art and queer and feminist visualities. He has presented papers on panels and has chaired panels nationally and internationally. Summers is a faculty member at Otis College of Art – where he teaches modern, contemporary, visual culture, performance and body, and video art.