Willa Smart

Willa Smart

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Position Title
CST PhD Candidate

  • Cultural Studies Graduate Group

Willa Smart is an artist and writer. Her writing has been published by Open Space (SFMOMA), Drain Magazine, Lumpen Magazine, Forty-Five: A Journal of Outside Research, Publication Studio Portland, among other places. Her erotic novel, Switch Wish, was published by Meekling Press in 2020. She has presented visual and performative work internationally at venues such as Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Miami's Department of Reflection, Centre for Contemporary Arts Glasgow, Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts, Contemporary Art Centre Vilnius, and Enjoy Contemporary Art Space (Te Whanganui-a-Tara).

Research interests:
Queer/Trans Studies, Critical Animal Studies, Feminist Science and Technology Studies, Sexuality Studies, Queer of Color Critique, Affect Theory, Food Studies, transfemininity, colonialism, contamination, fermentation, disordered eating, mindlessness, indigestion, insects, 20th c. trans/queer literature, racialized affects of sensitivity, biopolitics, stomach aches, mold, intoxication, fantasy.