Year 5 Ph.D.

PH.D. STUDENT BIOGRAPHIES

Our students are a large part of what makes Performance Studies special. They come from a wide range of academic, cultural, and artistic backgrounds and create a vibrant intellectual environment. Click on the thumbnails below to learn more about them.

  • NICHOLAS BAZZANO

    NICHOLAS BAZZANO

    EXPERIMENTAL MUSIC, SOUND STUDIES, CRITICAL AND CULTURAL THEORY, AFFECT THEORY, SPECULATION, NEW MATERIALISMS, EXPERIMENTAL ONTOLOGIES/TOPOLOGIES, SONIC CAPITALISM, REMIX STUDIES, QUEER THEORY, COMPARATIVE FUTURISMS, JAZZ, HIP-HOP AND POPULAR MUSIC STUDIES, DELEUZE AND GUATTARI, REZA NEGARESTANI

  • HENRY CASTILLO

    HENRY CASTILLO

    RACE AND ETHNICITY; WOMEN, GENDER AND SEXUALITY; MEMORY AND "INTANGIBLE CULTURAL HERITAGE" IN THE AMERICAS; BLACKNESS IN LATIN AMERICA; AFRO-COLOMBIAN "HERITAGE" PRACTICES AND PERFORMANCE

  • Brandon Masterman

    Brandon Masterman

    QUEER THEORY, SOUND STUDIES, AFFECT THEORY, CRITICAL THEORY, NOISE, ABJECTION, MARXISM, PHILOSOPHY AND NEGATIVITY, THEORIES OF DISCOMFORT, ANNIHILATION, DEATH, FREE JAZZ, MUSIC OF THE AVANT-GARD

  • Tara Aisha Willis

    Tara Aisha Willis

    DANCE STUDIES; BLACK STUDIES; EXPERIMENTAL PERFORMANCE; BLACK FEMINISM; QUEER OF COLOR THEORY