Mashinka Firunts is a PhD candidate in the University of Pennsylvania’s History of Art department. Her research project, “Performing the Pedagogy of Protest,” traces the intersections of the lecture-performance with protest speech in twentieth century and contemporary art. With Avi Alpert and Danny Snelson, she is a member of the group Research Service, whose projects explore performative scholarship and media pedagogy. She is the co-editor of Present Tense Pamphlets, a publishing platform for score-based performance released through Northwestern University and the Block Museum of Art.

Contact: mashinkafirunts at googlemail.