PS M.A. Alum Allen Baylosis Awarded Writing Fellowship and José Esteban Muñoz First-Time Presentation Award

Tuesday, Nov 21, 2023

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Perfromance Studies Alumni, Allen Baylosis. (M.A. '21)

Performance Studies Alum Allen Baylosis (M.A. '21) has been awarded the Theatre Research in Canada/ Recherches théâtrales au Canada (TRIC/RTAC) Writing Fellowship for Emerging and Early Career Theatre and Performance Studies Scholars 2023-2024. The Fellowship seeks to support emerging scholars — such as graduate students, early career faculty, and community-based scholars — working within or across the Turtle Island, Québécois, and Canadian-based interdisciplinary arenas of Theatre and Performance studies. His proposed project entitled “Spectating With/Against: How Do Post-show Talkbacks Ask Which Bodies That Matter?” examines racial politics and hegemonized spectatorship in post-show talkbacks of Asian performances in Canada.

He is also one of the recipients of the José Esteban Muñoz First-Time Presentation Award at the 2023 American Society for Theater Research (ASTR) Conference held in Rhode Island. This award recognizes his academic paper entitled “The Collage and Its Fragments: Performing Filipinx Diasporic Dreaming in Jay Cabalu’s Collage Portraits," where he theorizes the artistic medium of collage through notions of fragmentedness, disassemblage, and refusing wholeness. Furthermore, the purpose of the José Esteban Muñoz First-Time Presentation Award is to encourage the development of scholars of color, helping them to meet the expenses of presenting for the first time at the ASTR annual meeting. In the spirit of José Esteban Muñoz, this award supports, promotes, and features the production of research by and about people of color. It places particular emphasis on these presentations as an opportunity to foster and forward intersectional work that also attends to and includes LGBTQ communities, disability communities, and scholars without regularized institutional support.

Allen Baylosis is an emerging socio-academic artist and performance scholar. He is interested in the intersections of critical theory, minoritarian performances, and the Filipinx diaspora. He is a Ph.D. student in Gender, Race, Sexuality, and Social Justice at the University of British Columbia, where his research focuses on contemporary aesthetic performances, queer dis/assemblages of Brownness, and the Filipinx commons. He holds an MA in Performance Studies (New York University) and a BA in Speech Communication (University of the Philippines Diliman).

Congragulations Allen!