PS Alumni Updates
Justine Shih Pearson (M.A. '06) published her new book Choreographing the Airport: Field Notes from the Transit Spaces of Global Mobility (Palgrave Macmillan, 2018). This book investigates the global hub airport as an exemplar of cosmopolitan culture and space. A machine made for movement, itself perched at the crossroads of the world’s incessant mobility, the airport is both a symbol of and stage for the ways in which we construct and inhabit the world today. Taking an ethnographically-inflected approach, this study brings together knowledge of the moving body from dance and performance and the study of systems of mobility within cultural and mobilities studies, in order to call attention to the kinaesthetic experience of global space. What is the choreography of the global airport? How does it perform on us. How do we perform within it?
Dennis Yueh-Yeh Li (M.A. '12) recently directed a work-in-progress production of "L.EAR" on Friday, January 26th at Dixon Place, at 161A Chrystie Street. Continuing his journey of experimentation after BLIND, Dennis Yueh-Yeh Li sets L.EAR beyond sheer storytelling of a great tragedy. Instead, Yueh-Yeh Li deconstructs Lear’s relationship with his three daughters in a trial scene to examine the complexity of language and communication, and how it reflects the current political state. He currently works as a director, playwright, performer, and has created productions addressing sexuality, philosophy, and politics to give his unique perspectives on time, space, and power relations. Currently, Dennis is the Associate Artistic Director of the Living Theatre.
Christof Migone (Ph.D. '07) was promoted to a tenure Associate Professor position for the Department of Visual Arts at the University of Western Ontario in London, Ontario, Canada.
Jessica Pabón (Ph.D. '13) was accepted to present her paper “Bisexual Boricua: A Testimonia on the Limitations of Feeling (Brown and Queer) and of Feeling Limitations” at the Latin American Studies Association, Barcelona, Spain in May 2018.
Barbara Cohen-Stratyner (Ph.D. '80) received the Louis Rachow Distinguished Service Award from Theatre Library Association, October 2017.