About Tanya Augsburg
At SF State Since:
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 Humanities and Liberal Studies in the areas of the Creative Arts and Humanities.
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 Quarterly; Issues in Interdisciplinary Studies; n.paradoxa: International Feminist Art Journal; World Futures; The Colorado Critical Review; 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.
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include completing a book-length volume on the interdisciplinary arts drawing from over two decades of published and unpublished arts writing and a book-length manuscript on what she calls feminist ars eroticas.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 scholarly publications include:
- “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.
Her personal professional website can be accessed at http://www.tanyaaugsburg.weebly.com
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