Lily Mengesha


Lily MengeshaLily Mengesha
My research examines contemporary indigenous and Native feminist performance art throughout North America. I position my work primarily at the intersection of theories on decolonization, violence and aesthetics, Native studies. During the 2014-2015 academic year, I am participating in the Pembroke Center's Seminar on Aesthetics and Beauty as a Graduate Fellow. In the Spring of 2015, I will be co-hosting a 2-day Symposium title d"Decolonizing the Racialized Female Subject: Self- Making Under Empire" through the sponsorship of the Graduate International Colloquium Fund. 
I received my M.S. Ed from Hunter College in Elementary Education and my A.B. in English and Gender and Sexuality Studies from Bryn Mawr College.