Visiting Scholars

Visiting scholars come to NYU Performance Studies from all over the world to conduct independent research with our faculty members. During their residencies, visiting scholars give informal talks on their research, audit graduate courses, and meet with faculty to receive feedback on their research. If you are interested in becoming a visiting scholar with the department, please visit the following link for more information. Please note that space is limited and we can only host up to six scholars a year. 

2022-2023 Visiting Scholars

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Justyna Wierzchowska

Justyna Wierzchowska is Assistant Professor at the Institute of English Studies, University of Warsaw. She holds MA degrees in American Studies and Philosophy, and a PhD in American Studies. She combines psychoanalysis and affect theory to explore the relational and affective dimensions of subjectivity that are manifested in contemporary European and American visual art and culture. She is the author of The Absolute and the Cold War: Discourses of Abstract Expressionism (2011), co-editor of In Other Words: Dialogizing Postcoloniality, Race, and Ethnicity (2012) and of the special issue On Uses of Black Camp (2018). She also authors numerous academic articles published in Poland and abroad that focus on the manifestations of the mothering function in contemporary visual art. She teaches courses in philosophy, American art history, art theory, feminist art, and cultural studies. She translates into Polish American modern fiction and art-related books.

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Osmar Gonçalves is a photographer, researcher and associate professor at the Graduate Program in Communication at the Federal University of Ceará, where he develops research on the crossings and contaminations between the fields of photography and contemporary art.

Doctor in Communication at the Federal University of Minas Gerais (2010), with a doctoral internship at the Bauhaus-Universität, post-doctorate in Contemporary Art at the Sorbonne Nouvelle - Paris 3 (2015), Osmar has academic cooperation with researchers from LIRA - Laboratoire International de Recherches en Arts at the Sorbonne Nouvelle, the Ruhr-Universität Bochum (Germany) and the Performance Studies Department at the Tisch School of the Arts (NYU).

He is the leader of the IMAGO-Laboratory of Aesthetics and Image Studies, where he coordinates the Fulbright-funded research project "Rethinking the Present, Reimagining the Future: Fabulation and Resistance in Contemporary Latin American Photography".

He edited the books "Sensory Narratives: essays on cinema and contemporary art" (2014), winner of the FUNARTE Prize for Critical Production in Visual Arts and, together with Susana Dobal, "Contemporary Photography: borders and transgressions" (2013). As a photographer, he has participated in numerous exhibitions in Brazil and abroad. Among them, Festival Verbo Ver (2018), Photofestival Solar (2018), Fotosururu (2019), Circulo da Imagem (2021), Maré Fotofestival (2021), Rotterdam Photo (2022) and Tiradentes Photography Festival (2021), having received the PrixPhoto award from the French Alliance (2019).