University of Melbourne
Dr. Sarah Austin is a Lecturer in Theatre at the Faculty of Fine Arts and Music (Victorian College of the Arts, University of Melbourne), and her research has focussed on developing a rights-based approach to working with children in contemporary performance. Sarah was the recipient of the 2018 Veronica Kelly Prize for Best Postgraduate Paper from the Australasian Drama Studies Association, and she has published and co-authored a number of journal articles and a book chapter. From 2017-2019 she was a Research Associate at the School of Culture and Communication (University of Melbourne). Sarah is an award-winning artist who specialises in making performance work with, by and for children and young people.
Alexandra Baybutt (UK) works as freelance researcher, artist, dramaturg, and movement educator. She completed her PhD at Middlesex University on contemporary dance festival curation in the former Yugoslav space. Current post-doc research projects include “Dancing Through Crises,” an investigation into the effects of Brexit and the Covid-19 pandemic on the diversity of the independent dance scenes in the UK (2020-2021) with Prof. Alexandra Kolb, Prof. Nicole Haitzinger and Dr. Anna Leon. https://Alexandrabaybutt.co.uk
Taylor C. Black
New York University
Taylor Black 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.
Michelle Liu Carriger
University of California, Los Angeles
Michelle Liu Carriger is an assistant professor of Theater and Performance Studies at the University of California, Los Angeles, with research and teaching expertise in historiography and performance of self in everyday life, particularly through attention to dress and fashion. She has published her research in several theater and performance studies journals and received article awards from ASTR and ATHE.
Shawn Chua is a researcher and artist based in Singapore. He holds an MA in Performance Studies from Tisch School of the Arts, New York University, and is a recipient of the National Arts Council’s Arts Scholarship (Postgraduate).
Louisiana State University
Serap Erincin is Assistant Professor of Performance Studies and affiliated faculty in Women’s and Gender Studies at LSU (Ph.D., Performance Studies, NYU). She presented her scholarship, live performances, and multimedia installations internationally. She publishes on experimental, human rights, and decolonial performance and is the editor of Solum and a special issue of Liminalities.
Jeff Kaplan is an Assistant professor in Dance and Theatre at Manhattanville College. He holds a PhD in Theatre and Performance Studies from the University of Maryland, and an MFA in Dance from Texas Woman’s University. His recent book, Involuntary Motion, examines refugee performance in terms of movement and Somatics.
University at Buffalo, State University of New York
Eero Laine is the Director of Graduate Study and Assistant Professor in the Department of Theatre and Dance at the University at Buffalo, State University of New York.
Milton Lim (Vancouver, Canada) is an artist whose practice entwines publicly available data, interactive digital media, and gameful performance. He works with Hong Kong Exile, Theatre Conspiracy, the videocan archive, and culturecapital (arts economy trading card game).
Coralee McLaren is an Assistant Professor at Ryerson University and Adjunct Scientist at Bloorview Research Institute, Toronto. Her research focuses on synergies between dance, neuroscience, architecture and education. This work draws on her career with the Toronto Dance Theatre and teaching experience at the associated School, York and Ryerson University Dance departments.
Adelheid Mers is a visual artist, who works through Performative Diagrammatics, a practice that includes elements of installation, facilitation with publics, and video. Her research draws on close work with others, exploring arts ecologies, and knowing differently, or epistemic diversity. Work takes place nationally and internationally, for example in residency, conference and exhibition settings. Educated at the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf and the University of Chicago, she is Associate Professor and chair of the department of Arts Administration and Policy at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Mers currently co-leads the working group Performance & Pedagogy at PSi.
Jimena Ortuzar is a SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellow at Ryerson University’s School of Performance where she is investigating histories of women’s grassroots activism in Canada and Latin America. Her writing appears in TDR, Performance Research, Journal of Curatorial Studies, Canadian Theatre Review, alt.theatre and anthologies of Latinx theatre and performance actions in the Americas as well as forthcoming collections on contemporary plays by women and theatre and migration. She is also a collaborator in Gatherings, a project for the preservation and study of performance histories in Canada.
Leonie Persyn is a Belgian researcher affiliated with the S:PAM (Studies in Performing Arts and Media) re- search group at Ghent University. She has a background in visual arts and performances studies. Within her PhD research, The Sound of a Shared Intimacy, she combines both theory and practice in interactions with different artists.
Susana Plotts-Pineda is a Brooklyn-based, Mexican-American theatre-maker, writer and performer. She received her BFA from the Experimental Theater Wing at New York University. Susana has worked with Noche Flamenca and Mapa Teatro. Her writing has been featured in Waif Magazine and Egg y Pan Magazine, which she co-founded. In 2020 she was a fellow at The Hemispheric Institute through its EmergeNYC program. Currently she is the CoLAB Arts Resident Artist at Unity Square in New Brunswick.
Xavia A. Publius
University of Alberta
Xavia A. Publius is a Ph.D. student in Performance Studies at the University of Alberta. She studied Music and LGBTQ Studies at Colgate University (B.A.) and Women’s and Gender Studies at the University of Northern Iowa (M.A.). She is also a composer, drag performer, and fanfiction author.
Southern Utah University
Lisa is Assistant Professor of Theatre at Southern Utah University. Published in Theatre Topics and Analog Game Studies, she holds a Ph.D. from UC Davis, and has taught at NYU and the Manhattan School of Music. Lisa’s theatrical work has been seen in professional theatres around the globe.
Auckland University of Technology
Rumen Rachev is a leading researcher at Auckland University of Technology (AUT), New Zealand. His field of research includes: media and performance studies, critical theory and continental philosophy, and institutional critique of academic labour.
Selby Wynn Schwartz
Selby Wynn Schwartz is the author of The Bodies of Others: Drag Dances and Their Afterlives (University of Michigan Press, 2019), a Finalist for the Lambda Literary Award in LGBTQ Nonfiction and the winner of ASTR’s Sally Banes Prize for Publication. Her articles have appeared in Women & Performance, DRJ, TSQ, altrelettere, The Oxford Handbook of Screendance Studies, Feminismo(s) y/en traducción/Feminism(s) and/in Translation, and (Re:)Claiming Ballet.
As a cross-media artist, researcher, curator and writer, wen yau completed her PhD thesis at the Academy of Visual Arts, Hong Kong Baptist University, which is an autoethnography of performative practices in post-Handover Hong Kong art and activism. In 2015-2016, she served as Fulbright Visiting Scholar at the Performance Studies Department at the Northwestern University, USA. https://wenyau.net
Soo Ryon Yoon
Soo Ryon Yoon is Assistant Professor in Cultural Studies at Lingnan University, Hong Kong, where she teaches performance theories and racial politics in East Asian cultures.