Lissette Olivares (2010-2011) Professor


Lissette Olivares, an Assistant Professor and Faculty Fellow at NYU’s Gallatin School of Individualized Study, pursues interdisciplinary approaches to knowledge production. As an artist, activist, theorist, curator, and storyteller, her work emphasizes feminist epistemologies and draws from a diverse range of methodological approaches in critical theory, performance theory, cultural studies, visual studies, postcolonial studies and posthumanities. In 2009 she co-founded the Museum and Curatorial Studies faculty research group, which is dedicated to exploring exhibitionary poetics and politics. She is currently seeking non-profit status for The Skin Laboratory, an experimental space dedicated to exploring the dermis as canvas and trope.