2016 Alumni

Performance Studies Alumni

Our alumni are a large part of what makes Performance Studies special. They come from a wide range of academic, cultural, and artistic backgrounds and contribute their expertise across all concentrations and around the world. Click on the thumbnails below to learn more about them.

  • Rohini Acharya

    Rohini Acharya

    DANCE STUDIES, CULTURAL STUDIES, SOUTH ASIAN DIASPORA, PERFORMANCE, IDENTITY, AND DANCE PEDAGOGY

  • JAMES BRASHEAR

    JAMES BRASHEAR

    PERFORMANCE AND TECHNOLOGY, PERFORMATIVITY AND THE COMPUTER, MULTIMEDIA PERFORMANCE, SOUND, THE VOICE, BEARS

  • Lydia Brawner

    Lydia Brawner

    PERFORMANCE ART, RELIGIOUS PRACTICE, ARCHIVES AND THE GREAT LAKES

  • Andrea A. Cesar

    Andrea A. Cesar

    PERFORMANCE OF RACE, DANCE STUDIES, DANCE THEORY, RACE THEORY, BLACK PERFORMANCES, THEATRICAL PERFORMANCES & LIVE PERFORMANCES

  • Heidi Dinkler

    Heidi Dinkler

    MIXED­-MEDIA THEATRE, NON­-NARRATIVE THEATRE, CONTEMPORARY DANCE STUDIES, AESTHETICS, CRITICISM, CURATION, SPECTATORSHIP, CHOREOGRAPHY, INTERDISCIPLINARY ARTS STUDY

  • Caitlin Dowd

    Caitlin Dowd

    DANCE, TOUCH, THE BODY, MINIMALIST AND POST-MINIMALIST SCULPTURE, JUDSON CHURCH, POST-WAR CONTEMPORARY ART, DECONSTRUCTION, BARTHES’S LOVE OF HIS MOTHER

  • Leon J. Hilton

    Leon J. Hilton

  • Jiawen Hu

    Jiawen Hu

    SHAKESPEARE’S “PROBLEM PLAYS,” INTERDISCIPLINARY MEDIA, THE MODERNIZATION OF TRADITIONAL PLAYS

  • Vivian Huang

    Vivian Huang

  • Eloisa Jaramillo

    Eloisa Jaramillo

    LIVE ARTS, DANCE THEATRE, DANCE STUDIES, PERFORMANCE AND POLITICS

  • Steinunn Ketilsdóttir

    Steinunn Ketilsdóttir

    BODY, GENDER, SEXUALITY, FEMINISM, INTIMACY, PERSONAL AND POLITICAL

  • Lauren Liedel

    Lauren Liedel

    IDENTITY CREATION IN IMMERSIVE AESTHETIC SPACES (I.E. THEATRE, VIDEOGAMES, AND PUZZLE ROOMS); THE ROLE OF THE PARTICIPANT ACTOR; RELATIONAL RULE SYSTEMS IN INTERACTIVE INSTALLATIONS

  • Grace McLaughlin

    Grace McLaughlin

    PERFORMANCE AND THE LAW, AFFECT STUDIES, PHENOMENOLOGY, CRITICAL LEGAL THEORY, POLITICAL PERFORMANCES, QUEER THEORY, US RELIGION AND CULTURE

  • Sarah Palay

    Sarah Palay

    ARCHIVAL PERFORMANCE; PERFORMING IDENTITY THROUGH TECHNOLOGY AND MEDIA; THEATRE OF THE OPPRESSED AND PERFORMANCE ACTIVISM

  • Rachel Russell

    Rachel Russell

    DANCE STUDIES, BLACKNESS IN POPULAR CULTURE, RITUAL AND PRAYER IN PERFORMANCE, CRITICAL RACE THEORY, AFROFUTURISM IN PERFORMANCE, GENDER AND SEXUALITY STUDIES, HEALING AND TRANSCENDENCE THROUGH PERFORMANCE, TRANSFORMATIVE AND RADICAL PEDAGOGY IN THE DANCE CLASSROOM, RESISTANCE AND ACTIVISM IN PERFORMANCE, THE WORLD MAKING OF BLACK WOMEN

  • Christopher Saechao

    Christopher Saechao

    QUEER THEORY, CRITICAL RACE THEORY, POSTCOLONIAL THEORY, DRAG PERFORMANCE, GENDER STUDIES, RITUAL PERFORMANCE AND LUDOLOGY

  • Zoe Sarnak

    Zoe Sarnak

    MUSIC, SOUND STUDIES, MUSICAL THEATER, AFFECT STUDIES

  • Natalie I. Serrano

    Natalie I. Serrano

    RELIGION & RITUALS, CULTURAL STUDIES, LATIN AMERICAN/PERUVIAN PERFORMANCE, AUDIO/VISUAL PERFORMANCE, STORYTELLING, MUSICALS, THEATRE, PERFORMATIVITY OF ANIMATION, POLITICS & POWER OF DISNEY, FEMINIST THEORY, AFFECT THEORY, ONTOLOGY OF THE SELF, PERFORMANCE ART, IDENTITY POLITICS, MUSEUM STUDIES

  • Jaewook Song

    Jaewook Song

    PERFORMANCE IN VISUAL ART AND CONTEMPORARY DANCE, AFFECT THEORY, AESTHETICS, PSYCHOANALYSIS, POSTCOLONIAL THEORY, POPULAR CULTURE, AND EAST ASIAN HISTORY (NEOLIBERALISM, CAPITALISM, BODY CONSTRUCTION, REPRESENTATIONS, VIOLENCE, RAGE, SYSTEMS OF CONTROL, MOVEMENT, TASK, INCAPACITY, DIASPORA, RELIGION, DEVOTION, AND DISCO)

  • Beth Stinson

    Beth Stinson

    FEMINISM, GENDER, QUEER THEORY, CRITICAL RACE STUDIES, INFORMAL SOCIAL AESTHETIC PRACTICES, WRITING, COLLECTIVISMS, GEOGRAPHY, CONTEMPORARY ARTS IN THE US, MUSIC, ART AND LITERATURE IN WEST AND CENTRAL AFRICA, POSTCOLONIAL STUDIES, DEVELOPMENT AND NGOS

  • Bethany Tabor

    Bethany Tabor

    CRITICAL DANCE STUDIES, CURATORIAL METHODS IN PERFORMANCE, ALTERNATIVE DOCUMENTATION FOR PERFORMANCE ART, THEORIES OF AFFECT, PHENOMENOLOGY

  • VANESSA A. VARGAS ROLDÁN

    VANESSA A. VARGAS ROLDÁN

    DANCE AND PERFORMANCE STUDIES; DANCE AND PERFORMANCE THEORY CRITICISM, CHOREOGRAPHY, COLLABORATIVE AND INTERDISCIPLINARY INTERNATIONAL/INTERCULTURAL WORK

  • Kerry Whigham

    Kerry Whigham

  • LAURA R. ZLATOS

    LAURA R. ZLATOS

    GENDER STUDIES, FEMINIST THEORY, MODERN AND POSTMODERN THEATER, BODY POLITICS, IDENTITY POLITICS, QUEER THEORY, WOMEN AND VIOLENCE, PERFORMATIVITY, SPORT STUDIES