IAS Director to receive international Distinguished Feminist scholar award

Loughborough professor and Director of the IAS, Marsha Meskimmon will receive this year’s Distinguished Feminist scholar award at the College Art Association (CAA) annual conference in New York. As the world’s preeminent subject association for art history, theory, and practice, The College Art Association awards of distinction recognize scholars’ international standing and contribution to the field.

Marsha Meskimmon’s research makes connections between transnational, transdisciplinary feminisms, decolonial/ecological thinking, and modern and contemporary art. She has published more than a dozen research monographs and edited collections exploring the intersectional dynamics of citizenship, sovereignty, nation and migration, the visual culture of cosmopolitanism and the potential of the arts to contribute to pressing issues of social and environmental justice. In addition to writing books and articles, Meskimmon has curated exhibitions, and participated in interdisciplinary research projects and practice-led artistic collaborations.

Meskimmon’s current project is a Trilogy, entitled Transnational Feminisms and the Arts, the first volume of which, Transnational Feminisms, Transversal Politics and Art: Entanglements and Intersections was published by Routledge in 2020.  The second volume, Transnational Feminisms and Art’s Transhemispheric Histories: Ecologies and Genealogies, came out in January 2023, coinciding with the announcement of the Distinguished Feminist scholar award.

Invited to comment, Marsha Meskimmon said: ‘It really has been a great start to 2023! I am delighted to see the new book in print, and feel deeply honoured to receive the Distinguished Feminist scholar award, and to know that my work has made a difference to others in my field, internationally.’