B.A. Urban Studies & Environmental Studies, University of Pennsylvania, 2012
Ayasha Guerin is an artist and scholar based in Brooklyn, New York. Guerin completed her bachelor's degree at the University of Pennsylvania in 2012, where she studied Urban and Environmental Studies and Fine Art. She is currently a PhD candidate in NYU's American Studies department, where her research engages questions about the socio-ecological histories and the resiliencies of waterfront communities. You may read her work in publications such as The Nation, Bomb Magazine, Inhabitat.com and the A/D/O Journal. Melding her research and creative practice, Guerin has taken artistic residencies with The New Museum, Headland's Center for the Arts, and the Works on Water residency on Governor's Island. Her art and writing concern themes of the urban/natural, public and private space, ecology, community, and security. Guerin is currently a Fellow of Urban Practice at The Urban Democracy Lab, formerly a Graduate Fellow at NYU's Center for the Humanities and an Andrew W. Mellon Pre-doctoral Fellow at the Museum of the City of New York. She also tutors with NYU’s Prison Education Program at Wallkill Correctional Facility, New York.
Urban ecologies and environmental studies, community activism and radical art practice, history of New York City, urban planning and design, food studies, security studies, inter-species relationships, post-colonial and eco-feminist theory, diaspora studies