Department of Anthropology

A. Diyana Sastrawati

BA (Honors), Sociology, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

A. Diyana Sastrawati


  • Office: SAC 5.114
  • Office Hours: Monday, 2-4PM (Fall 2018)
  • Campus Mail Code: C3200


Medical anthropology; performance studies; affect; literary writing and criticism; feminist theory; queer studies; disability studies; Asia Pacific; Singapore


Diyana Sastrawati is a MA/PhD student at the University of Texas at Austin's Department of Anthropology with a Graduate Portfolio in Women's and Gender Studies. Her research investigates how depressed, queer performance poets in Singapore engage in political and affective labor in order to allay their psychic suffering. She works primarily in the areas of medical anthropology, performance studies, and affect. She earned a BA (Honors) in Sociology with a Creative Writing certificate from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore in 2016. She has presented her research at Princeton University's Department of Anthropology, University of California, Los Angeles's Center for the Study of Women, Duke University's Department of Cultural Anthropology and National University of Singapore's Asia Research Institute. Prior to coming to Austin, she was a research assistant at National University of Singapore's School of Public Policy. She was born and raised in Singapore.

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