Wilson Center Projects
Humor and Subtle Activism in Contemporary Azerbaijani Art
Monica Steinberg earned her PhD in art history from the Graduate Center, CUNY, and is presently the Doheny Postdoctoral Research Fellow at The University of Southern California. Steinberg’s scholarship focuses on art and politics after 1945, with special attention to the intersection of fabulation, obfuscation, and humor. She considers the instances and the effects of artists working under satirical aliases, and the problematics and potentials of realizing artworks that use humor to address socio-political issues.