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Irina Aristarkhova

Associate Professor, Penny W. Stamps School of Art & Design, University of Michigan

Irina Aristarkhova teaches at the Penny W. Stamps School of Art and Design and is the author of "Hospitality of the Matrix: Philosophy, Biomedicine, and Culture" (Columbia University Press, 2012, Russian translation 2017). Her articles, "Hospitality and the Maternal" and "Though Shall Not Harm All Living Beings: Feminism, Jainism and Animals," were published in "Hypatia: A Journal of Feminist Philosophy" (27.1 and 27.3, 2012). Ana Prvacki collaborated with Irina Aristarkhova on an art book in 2011. Their "100 Notes – 100 Thoughts No. 043: The Greeting Committee Reports..." is part of dOCUMENTA (13) publication series, and can be ordered from Hatje Cantz Verlag. Aristarkhova's numerous other publications include "Ectogenesis and Mother (as) Machine" (Body and Society, 11:3), and a chapter in the volume "Collectivism After Modernism: The Art of Social Imagination After 1945" (ed. Stimson and Sholette, Minnesota University Press, 2007).


  • –present
    Associate Professor, School of Art & Design, University of Michigan