Lisa Siraganian specializes in 20th-century modernism, exploring the relationship between artistic form, politics, and institutions. She is the author of Modernism’s Other Work: The Art Object’s Political Life (Oxford 2012), shortlisted for the Modernist Studies Association Book Prize. Her essays on Gertrude Stein, Wallace Stevens, Atom Egoyan, and Ang Lee (among others) have appeared in Modernism/ Modernity, Modern Fiction Studies, American Literary History, and Post45. She has held postdoctoral fellowships from Dartmouth College and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Lisa Siraganian

Ph.D.   Johns Hopkins (2004)

MA      Johns Hopkins (2000)

BA       Oxford, 1st class (1997)

BA       Williams, summa cum laude (1995)

Associate Director

Dedman College Interdisciplinary Institute

Associate Professor, English Department

Southern Methodist University

Phone: 214-768-2982


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