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PS Spotlights

Nick Bazzano

Nick Bazzano

Ph.D. Candidate whose focus lies in critical and cultural theory, sound studies, affect theory, media studies, Deleuze & Guattari, speculative realisms and new materialism, aesthetic capitalism, and hyperstition.

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Yasmeen Chism

Yasmeen Chism

Ph.D. Candidate and M.A. graduate whose primary focus lies in the interdisciplinary nature of her research and seeks to understand how dreams work as an articulation of desires for minoritarian objects.

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Ann Pellegrini

Ann Pellegrini

Professor of Performance Studies and Social and Cultural Analysis, Ann is also the Director of NYU's Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality. She is currently a candidate in adult psychoanalysis at the Institute for Psychoanalytic Training and Research (IPTAR) in New York City.

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Richard Schechner

Richard Schechner

Professor and founder of the Department of Performance Studies, Richard is also the founding artistic director of East Coast Artists and editor of TDR: A Journal of Performance Studies.

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Tara Aisha Willis

Tara Aisha Willis

Ph.D. Candidate and M.A. graduate of Performance Studies. Her writing focuses on black tactics of ambiguity and destabilization in recent dance experimentation and the invisibilization of racial dynamics in New York's experimental dance communities.

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Richard Move

Richard Move

PhD Candidate and the Artistic Director of MoveOpolis! and Move-It! Productions. He is a TEDGlobal Oxford Fellow and TEDxWhiteOak co-curator and organizer.

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Barbara Browning

Barbara Browning

Director of the Undergraduate Program at Performance Studies, Barbara is working on intermedia fiction/performance and a semi-fictional documentary film.

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Jeremy Swanton

Jeremy Swanton

Performance Studies B.A. student whose primary focus lies in the analysis of the performance of everyday life.

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Maria Koblyakova

Maria Koblyakova

Performance Studies B.A. student and curatorial intern for MoMA PS1 whose primary focus lies in understanding the theoretical aspect of performance studies, as well as the logistics of fundraising collective performances and studio practice.

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Malik Gaines

Malik Gaines

Assistant Professor of Performance Studies, Malik Gaines has performed and exhibited extensively with collaborators Jade Gordon and Alexandro Segade as the group My Barbarian.

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Alexandra T. Vazquez

Alexandra T. Vazquez

Alex is the Director of the Graduate Program at Performance Studies. Her focus lies in music with concentrations in U.S. Latina/o and Latin American Studies, Caribbean aesthetic theory, and Race and Ethnicity.

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Series by Laura E. Fortes
Photographs by Eddy Walsh & Katie Adler