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Karin Shankar

Assistant Professor

headshot of Karin Shankar, standing near concrete pillars

Karin Shankar holds a PhD in Performance Studies from the University of California, Berkeley. As a researcher, writer, performer, and educator, her interests include performance studies in/from the Global South, transnational feminist and queer theory, critical race theory, South Asian visual culture and performance, and public art and social practice. Her work has been published or is forthcoming in Women & Performance: a Journal of Feminist Theory, TDR, Feminist TeacherPerformance Matter, Performance Philosophy, Art India, ASAP/Journal, and elsewhere. She is currently working on a book manuscript entitled, “Molecular Aesthetics: Contemporary Art and Performance in New Delhi.” Prior to joining the faculty in the Performance and Performance Studies program at Pratt, Karin was the Andrew W. Mellon Global Postdoctoral fellow at Creative Time. Karin also holds a Master’s degree in Public Administration from Cornell University.

Ph.D. University of California at Berkeley, Performance Studies

M.P.A. Cornell University

B.A. Colby College