Dr. Nisha Gupta is an assistant professor in the psychology department at the University of West Georgia. Her work integrates liberation psychology, existential-phenomenological research, and the media arts to create therapeutic interventions for personal and sociocultural healing. Nisha creates emancipatory artwork that expresses the lived experience of various forms of sociopolitical oppression.  Through these arts-based research projects, she seeks to disrupt cultures of silence, evoke empathy and compassion, initiate dialogue, and build solidarity across difference.

Nisha holds a PhD from Duquesne University’s clinical psychology program, and a master’s and bachelor’s degrees from New York University. Prior to her training in psychology, she worked in the advertising industry in NYC for Saatchi & Saatchi NY and BBDO Worldwide, helping to produce TV commercials. She is currently based in Atlanta, GA.

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