Natasha Degen

Professor; Associate Chair | Art Market Studies
natasha degen


AB, Princeton University
MPhil, PhD, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom


Natasha Degen is Professor and Chair of Art Market Studies. She earned an AB from Princeton University and a MPhil and PhD from the University of Cambridge, where she studied as a Gates Scholar. She is a recognized writer and critic, having contributed to publications including The New Yorker, The Financial Times, The New York Times, Artforum, and frieze; she serves as a member of the Editorial Board for the Journal for Art Market Studies.

Among other prizes, Degen received a $30,000 art criticism award from the Andy Warhol Foundation and a Luce Scholarship which sent her to Beijing for a year. She compiled and edited The Market (MIT Press, 2013), an interdisciplinary anthology tracing the art market's interaction with contemporary practice.