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PROF Natalya Lusty


  • Cities and Globalization
  • Fashion history and culture
  • Feminist and queer theory
  • Feminist art and feminist experimental writing
  • Gender and sexuality
  • Modernism and Modernity ((Surrealism and the avant-garde; modernism and vernacular culture))
  • Photographic cultures
  • Psychoanalysis



  • Natalya Lusty is Professor of Cultural Studies and an ARC Future Fellow (2018-2021) at the University of Melbourne. Her work examines the political, vernacular, aesthetic, and cultural forms of modernism and modernity, including the relationship between modernist cultural and political formations and contemporary aesthetic, political, and vernacular practices. Natalya also works on radical feminist political and cultural forms and is currently completing a book on Feminist Manifestos and Political Modernity. She is the author of Surrealism, Feminism, Psychoanalysis (Routledge, 2017); Dreams and Modernity: A Cultural History, co-authored with Helen Groth (Routledge, 2013); Photography and Ontology: Unsettling Images, co-edited with Donna West Brett (Routledge, 2019); and the edited volume, Modernism and Masculinity (Cambridge University Press, 2014), which was shortlisted for the Modernist Studies Association book prize. She is an editorial board member of Australian Feminist Studies.   


Selected publications


Additional Grant Information

  • Australia Council Future Fellow (2018-2021)   


Education and training

  • PhD, University of Sydney 2002
  • BA (Hons), University of Sydney 1995


Available for supervision

  • Y

Supervision Statement

  • I am available to supervise students in the following research areas: Gender and sexuality; feminist and queer theory; 20th century cultural history; modernism and modernity; photographic cultures; Surrealism and the avant-garde; psychoanalysis; feminist art; fashion history and culture; globalization and cities; feminist experimental writing