Anna Watkins Fisher is an Assistant Professor in the Department of American Culture at the University of Michigan. Her research spans topics in digital studies, performance studies, feminist visual culture, and critical theory. Her work examines how contemporary artists and interventionists have adapted to respond to the ever-more coercive conditions of neoliberal and digital power. Her first book, The Play in the System: The Privatization of Openness and the Art of Parasitical Resistance (forthcoming, Duke University Press, 2020) theorizes parasitism as a compromised tactic of resistance in 21st-century art and politics. She is the co-editor with Wendy Hui Kyong Chun of the 2nd edition of Media, Old Media: A History and Theory Reader (Routledge, 2015) and has published articles in such venues as Discourse, WSQ (Women's Studies Quarterly), Art&Education, and TDR/The Drama Review. She is a member of Precarity Lab, a research collective that focuses on the various forms of insecurity, vulnerability, and social and cultural exclusion that digital platforms produce and mediate.
Image credit: Camille Henrot, Grosse Fatigue (2013)