In addition to her curatorial work, Golden teaches, lectures, and writes about contemporary art, cultural issues, and the curatorial practice nationally and internationally. She is an adjunct professor at the School of the Arts at Columbia University and has been a member of the faculty at Yale University and Cornell University.
She has been a guest lecturer, curator and essayist for projects at numerous institutions including the Guggenheim Museum, The Museum of Modern Art, The ICA / Philadelphia, Harvard University, The ICA / London, and the Miami Art Museum. She has also served on funding and selection panels for the Pew Charitable trust, The MacArthur Foundation, The Federal Advisory Committee on International Exhibitions, The Alpert Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts among others. She has contributed essays to publications about Carrie Mae Weems, Bill T. Jones, Kara Walker, and Glenn Ligon. She is a story consultant for Egg: The Arts Show a production of WNET/Channel 13. She serves on the boards of Creative Time, Inc. and Exit Art: The First World in New York City and the Visiting Committee of the Smith College Museum of Art in Northampton, MA.