Natalya Antonova

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Natalya Antonova is a doctoral candidate in Comparative Gender Studies. Her major field of inquiry is critical cultural studies in art and craft practices. Natalya’s research interests include Marxist and Feminist philosophies; political economy of art and craft labour; critical histories and theories of art and craft practices; social semiotics and discourse analysis. In her doctoral research, Natalya explores how craft practitioners navigate the conundrum between the market and non-market practices and values – the production of cultural goods for the globalised art system vis-à-vis the (co)production of activist merchandise as means to achieve political and economic goals in situ.


MA in Humanities (Summa Cum Laude), Philosophy, Al-Farabi Kazakh National University.
BA in Humanities, Philosophy, Al-Farabi Kazakh National University.