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Year 5 Ph.D.

PH.D. STUDENT BIOGRAPHIES

Our students are a large part of what makes Performance Studies special. They come from a wide range of academic, cultural, and artistic backgrounds and create a vibrant intellectual environment. Click on the thumbnails below to learn more about them.

  • NICHOLAS BAZZANO

    EXPERIMENTAL MUSIC, SOUND STUDIES, CRITICAL AND CULTURAL THEORY, AFFECT THEORY, SPECULATION, NEW MATERIALISMS, EXPERIMENTAL ONTOLOGIES/TOPOLOGIES, SONIC CAPITALISM, REMIX STUDIES, QUEER THEORY, COMPARATIVE FUTURISMS, JAZZ, HIP-HOP AND POPULAR MUSIC STUDIES, DELEUZE AND GUATTARI, REZA NEGARESTANI

  • HENRY CASTILLO

    RACE AND ETHNICITY; WOMEN, GENDER AND SEXUALITY; MEMORY AND "INTANGIBLE CULTURAL HERITAGE" IN THE AMERICAS; BLACKNESS IN LATIN AMERICA; AFRO-COLOMBIAN "HERITAGE" PRACTICES AND PERFORMANCE

  • Brandon Masterman

    QUEER THEORY, SOUND STUDIES, AFFECT THEORY, CRITICAL THEORY, NOISE, ABJECTION, MARXISM, PHILOSOPHY AND NEGATIVITY, THEORIES OF DISCOMFORT, ANNIHILATION, DEATH, FREE JAZZ, MUSIC OF THE AVANT-GARD

  • MASI ASARE

    THEORIES OF THE SINGING BODY, POPULAR MUSIC STUDIES, VOICE AND EMBODIMENT IN MUSICAL THEATRE AND FILM, BLACK PERFORMANCE, CRITICAL RACE THEORY, GLOBAL PERFORMANCE OF POPULAR MUSIC AND MUSICALS, DISSERTATION - VOICING THE POSSIBLE: TECHNIQUE, VOCAL SOUND, AND BLACK WOMEN ON THE MUSICAL STAGE

  • Tara Aisha Willis

    DANCE STUDIES; BLACK STUDIES; EXPERIMENTAL PERFORMANCE; BLACK FEMINISM; QUEER OF COLOR THEORY