Pris Nasrat studies art, activism, performance, and media representations. She is particularly focused on how diasporic communities use social media to produce counter-narratives in the face of nonrecognition, and misrecognition.
Prior to attending the University of Pennsylvania, she worked for many years as a systems and software engineer across a range of media and internet companies before returning to school to complete her B.A. As a non-traditional aged student, Nasrat received her B.A. majoring in Anthropology from Wellesley College.
As a multimodal performance artist, Nasrat blurs the lines between scholarship and performance who embraces using drag and burlesque as interventionist art forms. She is part of the anticolonial, iconoclastic, and multimodal collective Footnotes.
Photo credit: Z Walsh
Pris Nasrat is a scholar and multimodal performance artist broadly interested in politics, media, and culture. She studies how communities and social movements employ art, activism, and social media.