Aliza Shvarts

Ph.D. '20, M.A. '10

Aliza Shvartz

Aliza Shvarts is an artist, writer, and scholar whose work deals broadly with queer and feminist understandings of reproductive labor and temporality.  Her dissertation project, The Doom Performative, explores these concepts in relation to the material history, sound, aesthetics, and feeling of doom. Shvarts was a 2014-2015 Helena Rubinstein Fellow in Critical Studies at the Whitney Independent Study Program and a 2014 recipient of the Creative Capital | Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant. Currently, she is a Joan Tisch Teaching Fellow at the Whitney Museum of American Art and an editorial board member of Women & Performance, a journal of feminist theory.


New York University

Ph.D. - Performance Studies

New York, New York


New York University

Master of Arts - Performance Studies

New York, New York


Yale University

Bachelor of Arts - English; Art: concentration sculpture

New Haven, Connecticut