Joanna Matuszak recently received her PhD degree in Art History from Indiana University (2017) with a dissertation about the use of public spaces by Russian performance artists of the 1990s. She also holds Master's degrees in English Philology and Art History from University of Łódź in Poland. In addition to presenting at numerous Art History, Theater Studies, and Slavic Studies conferences, she actively follows contemporary performance art festivals and events in the U.S. and in other parts of the world.

At Bucknell, Professor Matuszak's courses cover modern and contemporary art and include special topics courses, such as, "From Dada to Pussy Riot: The History of Performance Art" and "Russia and the United States: Art and Politics During the Cold War (and Beyond)." Each semester one of Professor Matuszak's courses is a writing-intensive course (a W2 course).

She is currently working on two projects: a book chapter devoted to Russian performance art from 1998 to the present (to be published in an edited volume in 2018) and a book-length manuscript about Russian performance art in public spaces.

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