Dr. Natasha Bissonauth, York University
Dr. Natasha Bissonauth teaches Visual Art and Art History at York University in Toronto. Her research centers queer, trans, and feminist contemporary art practices with expertise in South Asia and its diasporas. Recent research interests expand upon indenture studies, archival work, and material culture. She is currently working on a book project that creates passage between histories of immigration and indenture. By threading ‘areas’ like South Asia, the Caribbean, and Mauritius, Black and Brown seams within the discipline emerge. Select publications include “Sunil Gupta’s Sun City: An Exercise in Camping Orientalism” (Art Journal; 2019), “The Future of Museological Display: Chitra Ganesh’s Speculative Encounters” (book chapter in Museums, Sexuality, and Gender Activism, 2020), and “The Dissent of Play: Lotahs in the Museum” (South Asia Journal, 2020), with forthcoming articles on the work of Kama La Mackerel and Renuka Maharaj.