Cassandra Troyan

Cassandra Troyan

Senior lecturer
Department of Design Faculty of Arts and Humanities
ABW:22122, Hus Radix, Kalmar
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Cassandra Troyan is a writer whose work demarcates space for interventions in the spheres of theory, politics, and culture. They are the author of four full-length books of multi-genre work: Freedom & Prostitution (The Elephants 2020), BLACKEN ME BLACKEN ME, GROWLED (Tiny Hardcore Press 2014/Civil Coping Mechanisms 2016), KILL MANUAL (Artifice Books 2014), THRONE OF BLOOD (Solar Luxuriance 2013), and two chapbooks, A Theory in Tears (Kenning Editions 2016) and HATRED OF WOMEN (Solar Luxuriance 2014). Their writing or interviews have appeared in The New Inquiry, Social Text Online, Chicago Review, Entropy Mag, Shifter Magazine, Elderly, ARMED CELL, Full Stop, Tripwire, Splinter Magazine, Blind Field: A Journal of Cultural Inquiry, and Harriet: The Blog at Poetry Foundation. From 2010-2015 they curated the reading and performance series ARTIFICIAL EAR with numerous friends and collaborators in Chicago, IL where they also received their MFA in Visual Arts from the University of Chicago in 2012.

They have presented, performed, or screened their work at the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (MASSMoCA); the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago (MCA); The University of Toronto’s “Sex Salon” at the Mark Bonham Centre for Sexual Diversity Studies; Poetics: (The Next) 25 Years at SUNY-University at Buffalo NY; Capitalism, Crisis and Ideology lecture series at Cardiff University in Cardiff, Wales; Casco: Office for Art, Design & Theory in Utrecht, NL; Stanford Humanities Center at Stanford University; Perdu Literary Foundation in Amsterdam, NL; The Poetry Project, NY; Chicago Poets’ Theater Festival, with retrospectives at Spectacle Theater in Brooklyn, NY and at Artists’ Television Access in San Francisco, CA. In fall of 2016 they were a Writer in Residence at Headlands Center for the Arts.


They live in Kalmar, Sweden and teach theory, creative-critical writing practices, and collaborative/performative interventions in the Department of Design in Visual Communication + Change, where they've also been the Co-Programme Coordinator since 2017.


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