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Dr. Nelli Sargsyan is an anthropologist. As a feminist, Sargsyan situates herself at the disciplinary intersections of political anthropology, queer studies, and affect studies, among others. In her scholarly-poetic work and teaching Sargsyan is interested in stretching disciplinary and genre boundaries to explore the multi-sensory possibilities of feminist world-making. Most recently she has been interested in political work that cultivates feminist consciousness and collective care, whether it be through direct street action, public performance, or feminist fabulation. Sargsyan’s work has appeared in academic journals such as Feminist Formations, History and Anthropology, Feminist Anthropology, Transforming Anthropology as well as on online platforms such as ARTMargins, Public Seminar, and Socioscope.


  • Department Marlboro Institute for Liberal Arts & Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Since 2020


B.A., Yerevan State Institute of Foreign Languages
M.A., State University of New York, Albany
Ph.D., State University of New York, Albany

Areas of Expertise

  • Anthropology
  • Feminism