Gwendolyn Alker is a teacher, scholar, dramaturge, and curator of events that seek to move between the theory and practice of performance. She has been a full time faculty member in the Department of Drama since 2003, where she teaches theatre and performance studies including classes on gender, Latina/o performance and embodiment. As of 2015 she is the Editor of the prestigious Theatre Topics, where she most recently oversaw the publication of a special issue entitled, “Theatre and/as Education.” As a curator, she created and organized the New York Fornes Festival in 2010 and the 25th Anniversary Conference of the Association of Theatre in Higher Education (ATHE) in 2011. She has published book chapters, articles and reviews in journals such as Theatre Journal, Drama Therapy Review, TDR, Dance Research Journal and is the former managing editor of Women & Performance: A Journal of Feminist Theory. She has also taught at the Gallatin School of Individualized Study and at Naropa University. She has also been teaching yoga asana in New York City and nationally over the last fifteen years.
B.A., Haverford College
M.A., Ph.D. Performance Studies, NYU/TSOA