Graduate Information Sessions

Graduate Information Sessions

Graduate Information Sessions

The Faculty and Administration of the Department of Performance Studies host graduate information sessions throughout the academic year to help support our students.  Some sessions are specific to students who may be at a particular point in their degree program-others are general information sessions. All sessions are only open to students matriculating in a PS program.

SPRING 2021 Calendar

Arts Funding & Grant Writing Workshop |Jan. 15th|

What: Arts Funding & Grant Writing Workshop

When: Friday, Jan. 15th at 10 am EST

Who: TOCD Lily Hung & Prof. Gaines

How: Register here! 

Hey PS Students! We hope you have had a great winter break so far and are gearing up to dive into the Spring semester. To help ease back into things we have worked with the Tisch Office of Career Development to share a workshop on the topic of arts funding & grant writing. This workshop is for all levels - whether you are in the application process or might want some more info for a project down the road, we got you covered! 

Getting your work published |Feb. 11th|

with Professor Fred Moten and Professor Barbara Browning

When: Thursday, Feb. 11th at 10 am EST

Where: NYU Zoom - Registration to come! 

Join Professor Moten and Professor Browning as they discuss their experience and their process for getting their work published whether it be an article or new book. 

Register here.

Teaching Strategies |Feb. 19th|

When: Friday, Feb. 19th 10 am EST
Where: NYU Zoom - Registration to come! 

Join Professor Shimakawa and Professor Vazquez as they talk through different teaching strategy methods. This session will be geared for PS Ph.D. students who are teaching in PS and at NYU, but all PS graduate students are welcome to attend! 

Register here.

Applying to Academic Conferences | March 11th|

When: Thursday, March 11th at 11 am EST

Where: NYU Zoom - Reegistration to come! 

Join Professor Vazquez as she discusses the process of applying to academic conferences and the preparation involved when applying, and once accepted to the conference. 

Register here.

TOCD Job Search Strategies Workshop | April 2nd

Who: Tisch Office of Career Development

When: April 2nd at 10:00 am EST

Where: NYU Zoom

Join PS as we invite the Tisch Office of Career Development team to share all of their resources, tips, and tricks to help folks who are begining their job search process.

Stay tuned for RSVP information. 

Fall 2020 Calendar

Applying for Academic Jobs |September 25th|

with Professor Alexandra Vazquez

WHEN: Friday, September 25, 2:00-4:00pm

Professor Alexandra Vazquez invites all PS Ph.D. students to this session to learn about the process of searching and applying for jobs in academia

Zoom info to come. 


Tisch & Wasserman Career Services Info Session | October 2nd

When: Friday, October 2nd at 11:00AM EST

Where: NYU Zoom 

Join PS as we welcome Lily Hung from Tisch Office of Career Development and Kate Rockey-Harris from the Wasserman Center as they discuss the different career and job services these two offices have to support students. 

Zoom info will be emailed to PS students. 

Applying to Ph.D. Programs |October 7th|

with Alex Vazquez, Director of Graduate Studies and Noel Rodriguez, Administrative and Academic Services Director

WHEN: Wednesday, October 7th, 2:00pm

This session is open to all M.A. students interested in applying to our/other Ph.D. programs. Topics that will be discussed include, the internal Ph.D. application process, crafting an effective statement of purpose, fellowship/funding options, and current Ph.D. program trends.

Zoom info to come.

Using NYU Library Resources for your Research |October 14th|

When: Wednesday, October 14th 1:00pm

Where: NYU Zoom

This session will help you understand how to take your research to the next level using the vast resources available to you through NYU Libraries.  It will cover what every student needs to know about graduate-level research: from the basics of searching the library catalog to more advanced search techniques and research approaches. It will introduce you to the network of experts, services, collections, technologies, tools, and spaces that make up NYU Libraries, focusing on specialized resources for Performance Studies at NYU to better help you discover, access, and engage with scholarly literature and primary-source media (e.g., digital archives, A/V, newspapers).  The goal of this session is to help you become a more savvy, efficient, effective, and critically engaged researcher.

Check your email for the zoom info! 


Syllabus Writing Workshop |November 13th|

When: Friday, November 13th at 10:00 am

Where: NYU Zoom

Join Assistant Director of Programs Laura Fortes and Assistant Professor Michelle Castañeda as they discuss structuring and preparing course syllabi. This session is for Ph.D. students planning to apply to adjunct teaching positions at PS and in other schools/departments. 

Zoom info to come.