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Natasha Bissonauth

Ph.D. Student in History of Art


Natasha Bissonauth's research centers on queer and feminist aesthetics situated in contemporary global visual cultures with an emphasis on South Asian and South Asian diasporic circuits of art. She completed her M.A. at the Courtauld Institute of Art (2006) and a B.A. at McGill University (2005). Prior to doctoral studies, she worked in New York City’s contemporary South Asian art scene. She has published artist interviews, exhibition reviews, and articles in publications such as Art Asia Pacific, Art India, Photography & Culture and Art Journal (forthcoming). This year, Natasha is the Art History (affiliated with Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies) Pre-Doctoral Fellow at Ithaca College (2016-17). She has taught courses on modern and contemporary South Asian art as well as on queer and feminist art. Her dissertation, Play at the Turn of the Millennium: Reframing South Asian Diasporic Art (1980s – present), reshapes the visual culture of difference by studying theories of play such as camp, parody, and caricature.