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Eugenia Kisin

Assistant Professor
(212) 992-6357
404 - 1 Wash Pl

Office Hours
Wednesday By Appt: 9:00-1:00

B.A., Anthropology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, 2006
M.A., Anthropology, New York University, 2009
Ph.D., Anthropology, New York University, 2015

Eugenia Kisin is an associate professor of art and society. A visual anthropologist by training, she is the artistic director of the Gallatin WetLab, an art-science laboratory and teaching gallery on Governors Island. Her research and teaching on contemporary art foregrounds decolonization, critical museology, and environmental justice in the United States and Canada. She is the film and exhibition reviews editor at Visual Anthropology Review, and project co-lead on A Museum for Future Fossils, an ongoing “vernacular museum” that responds curatorially to ecological crisis. Kisin’s forthcoming book Aesthetics of Repair: Indigenous Art in an Age of Reconciliation (University of Toronto Press) analyzes the collision of vital ceremonial and legal protocols with extractive economies and visual cultures of repair in the Pacific Northwest.

Teaching and Research Interests

anthropology of art; materiality; contemporary art history and theory; ethnography of North America; Indigeneity; settler colonialism; art criticism; environmental and social movements; cultural property; curatorial practices; politics and aesthetics 

Eugenia Kisin