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Monica Steinberg

Former Short-Term Scholar


    July 6, 2018 — August 3, 2018

    Professional affiliation

    Doheny Postdoctoral Research Fellow, University of Southern California

    Wilson Center Projects

    Humor and Subtle Activism in Contemporary Azerbaijani Art

    Full Biography

    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.