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Joshua Lubin-Levy

PhD Candidate

Joshua Lubin-Levy is a dramaturg, curator and doctoral candidate in the department of Performance Studies at New York University.  His dissertation, "Uncollectible: Jack Smith and Performing the 'Hatred of Capitalism'" centers on the artist, performer and filmmaker Jack Smith, looking at the intersection of dematerialization and collection defying arts practices that emerges within postwar American art.  He writes between the disciplines of performance, queer theory, contemporary marxist philosophy, and critical approaches to race, gender and sexuality.  His public programs include Fred Herko: A Crash Course, Performance Studies NYU (2014); Ephemera As Evidence, commissioned by Visual AIDS, La MaMa Galleria (2014); Living Labor: Marxism & Performance Studies, Performance Studies NYU (2014). As a dramaturg, he has worked with a range of artists including Dean Moss, Julie Tolentino, Richard Move, Vaginal Davis and Jack Ferver.  His residencies include Lower Manhattan Cultural Council Process Space (2015), a multi-year collaboration with the Norwegian Theatre Academy (2012 – 2015) and GuestHaus Residency, Los Angeles (2014). 


New York University

PhD Candidate - Performance Studies

New York, New York


New York University

Master of Arts - Performance Studies

New York, New York


Wesleyan University

Bachelor of Arts - American Studies and Theatre

Middletown, Conneticut