Andrew W. Mellon Global Postdoctoral Fellow
Karin Shankar is the Andrew W. Mellon Global Postdoctoral fellow at Creative Time. She received her PhD in Performance Studies from the University of California, Berkeley in 2016. As a researcher, writer, performer, and educator, her interests include public art and social art practice, contemporary performance and visual culture in South Asia and Latin America, feminist aesthetics, and new media art. She is the co-editor (with Kirsten Larson) of P[art]icipatory Urbanisms, a two-part publication featuring a compilation of interviews with urban practitioners in São Paulo and New Delhi and a critical anthology of essays examining the triangulation of urban participation, aesthetics, and politics. She is currently working on a book manuscript based on her dissertation research on contemporary art and performance in New Delhi.
Karin holds a Masters degree in Public Administration from Cornell University and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Global Studies and Spanish Literature from Colby College.