About Tanya Augsburg


(415) 405-2673



Additional Title: 

Associate Professor


Liberal Studies ProgramCollege of Liberal and Creative Arts


Burk Hall (BH)


Office Hours: 

Monday: 11:30 am-12:00 pm, 4:00 pm-5:00 pm
Wednesday: 11:30 am-12:00 pm, 2:30 pm-4:30 pm

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Note: Tanya Augsburg was promoted to Professor in 2018.


At SF State Since:



SOMARTS Perfomance January 2014

Tanya Augsburg is a humanities-trained, interdisciplinary feminist performance scholar, educator, arts writer, and curator who can be occasionally persuaded to perform. She teaches at San Francisco State University, where she is Professor in the School of Liberal Studies in the areas of the Creative Arts and Humanities.


Dr. Augsburg is additionally the Associate Editor of Issues in Interdisciplinary Studies and is a member of the College Art Association's Committee for Women in the Arts. She is also the Art Historian in Residence executive board member of the Northern California Women's Caucus for Art (NCWCA). 


Dr. Augsburg is author of Becoming Interdisciplinary: An Introduction to Interdisciplinary Studies, 3rd Ed. (Kendall/Hunt, 2016) and co-editor of The Politics of Interdisciplinary Studies (McFarland, 2009). Other publications have appeared in TDR: The Drama Review; Text and Performance QuarterlyIssues in Interdisciplinary Studies; n.paradoxa: International Feminist Art Journal; World Futures; The Colorado Critical Review; Woman's Art Journal, and Critical Matrix: The Princeton Journal of Women, Gender, and Culture. She is a contributing arts writer for the online arts magazine The Art Section. She was the juror and a co-curator of Man as Object: Reversing the Gaze, a large travelling feminist art exhibition sponsored by the Women’s Caucus of Art that showed at SOMARTs in San Francisco and the Kinsey Institute Gallery at Indiana University. She was also editor of the accompanying catalogue. She was Curator of Featured Artists and member of the Executive Exhibition Committee of Northern California Women's Caucus for Art (NCWCA)'s 2016 national exhibition, F*ck U! In the Most Loving Way, which was held at Arc Gallery in San Francisco. She was the lead curator and member of the NCWCA Curatorial Collective for F213, NCWCA's 2019 intersectional feminist protest art exhibition, which was held at Arc Gallery in San Francisco.


Dr. Augsburg is frequently invited to give public lectures on interdisciplinarity and contemporary feminist art and performance. She has also served internationally as a reviewer and consultant for interdisciplinary programs, initiatives, and grants. In 2023 Dr. Augsburg was selected to be a participant in, and presenter at, the CSU International Program faculty workshop in Tokyo, Japan.


Her current projects include completing a book-length volume on the interdisciplinary arts drawing from over two decades of published and unpublished arts writing and a book-length manuscript on what she calls feminist ars eroticas. Her favorite pastime is helping students succeed.


Her recent major scholarly publications include:

  • “Beyond Interdisciplinary Teaching and Research: Remembering Julie Thompson Klein during the Early Days of Text-Generating AI,” Issues in Interdisciplinary Studies 41, no. 1 (2023): 15-30.

  • “From “Private Theatres Onstage” to Anti-Hysterical Performances: Reclaiming the Feminist Interest in Hysterical Performances since the 1990s.” Hysterical Methodologies and the Arts: Rising in Revolt. Ed. Johanna Braun.  London: Palgrave, 2021. 105-126.

  •  “Performing, Again (after Bob).” Rated Rx: Sheree Rose with and after Bob. Ed. Yetta Howard, Columbus, OH: Ohio State University Press, 2020. 65-77.

  • Ars Eroticas of Their Own Making: Explicit Sexual Imagery in American Feminist Art.” A Companion to Feminist Art. Eds. Hilary Robinson and Maria Elena Buszek. Oxford: Blackwell, 2019. 493-512.

  • “Interdisciplinary Arts.” The Oxford Handbook of Interdisciplinarity, 2nd Edition. Ed. Robert Froderman. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2017. 131-143.


Some of Dr. Augsburg's additional publications, including her many catalogue essays, art writings, and book reviews, can be found on her profiles at Academia.eduResearchgate.net,  and Medium.


Her personal professional website can be accessed at http://www.tanyaaugsburg.weebly.com


For further information, please contact  Tanya Augsburg at tanya@sfsu.edu.

 An Introduction to Interdisciplinary Studies (Kendall Hunt, 2016)