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2017 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.

  • NIYOOSHA AHMADI KHOO

    NIYOOSHA AHMADI KHOO

    AESTHETIC THEORY IN THEATRE AND PERFORMANCE, APPLICATIONS OF COGNITIVE SCIENCE IN THEATRE PRACTICE, PHYSICAL EXPERIMENTATION AND DANCE, EMBODIMENT OF ABSTRACTION AND POETICS THROUGH MOVEMENT, POETICS IN PROSE, PSYCHODRAMA, PERFORMANCE THERAPY, AESTHETICS OF MELANCHOLIA, HYSTERIA AND BRUTALITY IN DRAMATIC LITERATURE, GENDER PERFORMATIVITY, POLITICAL PERFORMATIVITY IN EVERYDAY LIFE, PERFORMANCE OF THE SELF, FEMININE POWER IN GREEK DRAMA, FEMINIST STUDIES IN IRANIAN THEATRE UNDER SUPPRESSION, FILM THEORY, PERSIAN LITERATURE

  • IGNACIO DE ANTONIO ANTON

    IGNACIO DE ANTONIO ANTON

    RESEARCH, ARTISTIC PRACTICE, PRACTICE AS RESEARCH, CONCEPTUAL ART, PERFORMANCE ART, URBAN ART, SOUND ART, CONTEMPORARY THEATRE, CHOREOGRAPHY, ARCHITECTURE, CINEMA, EXPANDED PRACTICES, ART INSTALLATIONS, PHILOSOPHY

  • GOLDIE ARNOLD

    GOLDIE ARNOLD

    DRAG, THE PERFORMANCE OF GENDER, THE PERFORMANCE OF WHITENESS, FRAGRANCE, GLAMOUR, FASHION, CLASSICAL MUSIC, TEMPORALITY, WARHOL, POP, THE ARTIFICIAL, TRANS STUDIES, QUEER STUDIES, FAME

  • CAMILA ARROYO

    CAMILA ARROYO

    DANCE AND THEATER PRACTICE, CHOREOGRAPHY, PERFORMANCE AND POLITICS, LATIN AMERICAN STUDIES, FILM STUDIES, PERFORMANCE CURATION

  • TIANNI (VIOLA) BAO

    TIANNI (VIOLA) BAO

  • AVON BASHIDA

    AVON BASHIDA

    MEMORY AND PERFORMANCE, LINGUISTIC PERFORMANCE, PHOTOGRAPHIC PERFORMANCE

  • TROIZEL CARR

    TROIZEL CARR

    BLACK STUDIES, BLACK PERFORMANCE & AESTHETICS, CRITICAL RACE THEORY, GENDER PERFORMANCE, MASCULINITY, QUEER THEORY, BLACK FEMINIST THEORY, QUEER OF COLOR CRITIQUE, AFFECT THEORY, THEORIES OF BLACK QUEER PERFORMATIVITY, EXPERIMENTAL PERFORMANCE, PERFORMANCE ART, ABJECTION, OBJECTHOOD, NEGATIVITY AND FAILURE

  • KIMBERLY CUNNINGHAM

    KIMBERLY CUNNINGHAM

    WAR, PTSD, PERFORMANCE, THE HORROR GENRE, HOW TRAUMA DESTROYS LINEAR TIME, POSTURES OF TRAUMA, ABSURDITY, AND THE BUFFOON

  • ALBERT DELGADO

    ALBERT DELGADO

    SELENIDAD, LATINIDAD, QUEER THEORY, GENDER AND SEXUALITY, DANCE STUDIES, DANCE AND THEATER PRACTICE, THE PERFORMANCE OF MEMORY, CHOREOGRAPHY

  • MARO ELLIOTT

    MARO ELLIOTT

    MUSIC, SOUND STUDIES, FICTION, LANGUAGE, PERFORMATIVE WRITING, FEMINIST THEORY, CURATORIAL STUDIES

  • JOANNA EVANS

    JOANNA EVANS

  • LUCAS GIRINO

    LUCAS GIRINO

    POST-STRUCTURALISM, MICROPOLITICS, CONTEMPORARY ART, QUEER THEORY, NEW MEDIA, FILM STUDIES

  • PATRICIA GOMES

    PATRICIA GOMES

    BLACK STUDIES, RACIAL IDENTITY AND PASSING, EMBODIMENT, PERFORMANCE AS SOCIAL ACTIVISM, LATIN AMERICAN STUDIES, GENDER & SEXUALITY, NEW WORLD PERFORMANCE, DIASPORA STUDIES, MEMORY AND TRAUMA

  • JOY HELLER

    JOY HELLER

    DANCE, EMBODIMENT, TRANSNATIONALISM, AFFECT, MEMORY, RACE, GENDER

  • KRISTEN HOLFEUER

    KRISTEN HOLFEUER

    PHYSICAL & VOCAL VOCABULARIES, ASSOCIATION, GLYPHS

  • CHANDRA INDIGO JACKSON

    CHANDRA INDIGO JACKSON

    DANCE STUDIES, FEMINIST THEORY, BLACK FEMINISM, THEORIES OF RACIAL AND MULTI-RACIAL IDENTITY, AFFECT STUDIES, BLACK PERFORMANCE, AND THE CURATION OF DANCE FESTIVALS

  • ILANA KHANIN

    ILANA KHANIN

    DIRECTING PRACTICE, THEATRE IN TRANSLATION, THE AVANT-GARDE

  • ANNA KURAN

    ANNA KURAN

    GENDER PERFORMANCE, THE FEMALE BODY AND IMAGE, HOW WOMEN USE THEIR APPEARANCE AND WARDROBE IN AN ACTIVIST WAY

  • JAMIE LEE

    JAMIE LEE

    THEATRE AND PERFORMANCE STUDIES, HISTORICAL AND CULTURAL STUDIES, AFRICAN DISAPORIC STUDIES, DECOLONIAL THEORY AND POLITICS, TRANS-ATLANTIC LITERATURE, FEMINIST AND QUEER THEORY AND PRACTICE, VISUAL CULTURES, AND EMBODIMENT, GENDER AND SEXUALITY STUDIES, CRITICAL RACE THEORY

  • JEONGYUN LEE

    JEONGYUN LEE

    MARIONETTE, PUPPET, MOVEMENT, BODY, MUSICAL THEATER, THEORIES AND PRACTICE OF DIRECTING, ACTING, STAGE PERFORMING ARTS, PERFORMANCE STUDIES

  • ROSALIA LERNER

    ROSALIA LERNER

    THE DECENTRALIZATION OF DANCE CULTURE AROUND THE HEGEMONIC BODY

  • CONSTANTINE LIGNOS

    CONSTANTINE LIGNOS

    PERFORMANCE STUDIES, RITUAL THEORY, ACTING THEORY, HAUNTOLOGY, PSYCHOANALYSIS, QUEER THEORY, SPEECH ACT THEORY, GEOMANCY, AFFECT THEORY, ETHNOGRAPHY, TIBETAN STUDIES, INDO-TIBETAN BUDDHIST STUDIES

  • MARK LOCKWOOD

    MARK LOCKWOOD

    PERFORMANCE STUDIES, PORNOGRAPHY, SEX WORK, BLACK SEXUALITY STUDIES, POPULAR CULTURE, MASCULINITY, ETHNOGRAPHY, QUEER OF COLOR CRITIQUE, CULTURAL THEORY, FILM & VISUAL STUDIES

  • MARIA PIEDAD PAREDES LASCANO

    MARIA PIEDAD PAREDES LASCANO

    DANCE STUDIES, CHOREOGRAPHIC CREATION, BALLET AND CONTEMPORARY CHOREOGRAPHY, BALLET AND POLITICS, EXPERIMENTAL DANCE, ARTS AND SOCIAL ACTIVISM

  • MAGNUS ELIAS ROSENGARTEN

    MAGNUS ELIAS ROSENGARTEN

    POSTCOLONIAL STUDIES, DECOLONIAL THOUGHT, PEOPLE OF COLOR CRITIQUE, BLACK STUDIES, AFRICAN-AMERICAN STUDIES, BLACK FEMINISM, PSYCHOANALYSIS, LITERARY CRITICISM, CINEMA, STORYTELLING, CREATIVE WRITING, PERFORMANCE ART

  • DIEGO CRISTIAN SALDAÑA

    DIEGO CRISTIAN SALDAÑA

    WRITING OF MUSIC AND LITERATURE, SOUND STUDIES, THEATER AND PERFORMANCE

  • ANTHONY SANSONETTI

    ANTHONY SANSONETTI

    CRAFTIVISM, CHILDHOOD, PRAXIS/PROCESS, TRANSGENDER THEORY & POLITICS, DRAMATURGY, JUVENILIA, MEDICAL HUMANITIES, PEDAGOGY, CURATION

  • YARDEN STERN

    YARDEN STERN

    QUEER THEORY, POST HUMAN PHILOSOPHY, VISUAL CULTURE, GENDER & SEXUALITY, AFFECT THEORY, TRAUMA STUDIES, PERFORMANCE & TECHNOLOGY, CRITICAL & CULTURAL THEORY

  • SHOSHANAH TARKOW

    SHOSHANAH TARKOW

    DIGITAL TECHNOLOGY, NEW MEDIA, SOCIAL MEDIA, COMMUNICATION, COMMUNITY, IDENTITY, LIVENESS, ARCHIVE, DOCUMENTATION, DUPLICATION, PERFORMATIVE WRITING, PRACTICE BASED RESEARCH, EXPERIMENTAL PERFORMANCE, INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

  • HALEIGH TUTROW

    HALEIGH TUTROW

    TRAGIC PERFORMATIVITY, PERSONAL PERFORMANCE, SUB-CULTURE PERFORMATIVITY, PERFORMANCE THROUGH MODIFICATION, LIVENESS OF THEATRICAL PERFORMANCE