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Taylor Black

Ph.D. Candidate

Taylor Black

Taylor is a Ph.D. candidate in Performance Studies at NYU. Their research considers acts of lying on the Internet as performance, and explores the role of performative ethics in online spaces. Taylor is also the online editor of Women and Performance and a member of NYU Law’s Privacy Research Group. Taylor also teaches coding, computer skills, and tactical technology, working with groups such as Electronic Frontier Alliance, CyPurr Collective, and local schools.

Why PS @ NYU?

I was introduced to Performance Studies as an undergrad, and immediately fell in love with the way a performance lens can enhance our understanding of the world, and especially social interactions. Working as a theater technician, lighting designer, and prop master, I was very closely involved with the intersection between theatre, technology, fabrication, and the labor process of artistic production. As I've pursued my scholarly interests, I find that performance studies offers an incredible way to interrogate the way realities are constructed, and how systems work with and against questions of power and creation to see the possibilities of creating new worlds.

Education

New York University

Ph.D. Candidate - Performance Studies

New York, New York

 

New York University

Master of Arts - Performance Studies

New York, New York

 

Colorado College

Bachelor of Arts - Technical Theater

Colorado Springs, Colorado