Shanti Pillai

Artist and academic who lives and works throughout the year in Cuba, South India, and New York City, Shanti Pillai holds a PhD in Performance Studies from New York University and has taught about globalization and culture at Sarah Lawrence College in New York City, Facultad de Ciencias Sociales in Ecuador, New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts and the Vietnamese German University. She directed two American university exchange programs in India and served as the director of the Sarah Lawrence semester in Cuba program from 2006-2009. Currently Visiting Lecturer at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public Policy at Princeton University, Pillai directs Princeton’s program in Havana and teaches about cultural policy.