Jarah Moesch

Lecturer, Science & Technology Studies

Jarah Moesch is a multi-disciplinary designer artist-scholar whose work explores issues of justice through the design, production, and acquisition of embodied knowledges. Jarah’s research incorporates queer, crip theories, media & cultural studies, art, and design practices to develop new models for justice and to imagine new worlds.

As a scholar, artist, designer, and multi-modal educator, Jarah’s research and pedagogy focuses on how knowledge is produced, distributed, acquired, and managed. Jarah’s work is particularly concerned with how knowledge design practices perform as normative systems for all people, therefore excluding those on the margins. Jarah does so through Queer Justice Design, a hands-on, critical practice founded in queer feminist pedagogy, and integrated media art to produce new equitable practices and worlds.

Jarah’s artwork ranges from traditional forms of art to contemporary new media practices, and tactical social interventions. This multi-modal work explores the tangled relationship between technologies, systems, and embodied knowledges through the performance of everyday life.

Jarah is currently a member of the Critical Design Lab at Vanderbilt University.

Education

Ph.D. in American Studies, University of Maryland
MFA in Integrated Media Arts, Hunter College

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