Performance Studies

Projects

People

Sarah Brucia Breitenfeld is a social historian of ancient Greece and Rome, investigating the stories of women, children, immigrants and enslaved people.

Kemi Adeyemi is Assistant Professor of Gender, Women and Sexuality Studies and Director of The Black Embodiments Studio at the University of Washington.

I teach performance as an analytic tool and practical method of research. Courses use multi-perspectival, trans-methodological approaches to critical inquiry that emphasize self-reflection, collaboration, intuition and imagination.

My teaching and research seeks to address this, our current ecological state of affairs, through multiple lines of inquiry. In particular I have found that a remarkable group of 19th and 20th century German thinkers and writers, who through their literary writings sought to open up the imagination to a geological time scale, might help us to better understand our place in life on Earth and our unique human response-ability for the planet.

Michelle Habell-Pallán was promoted to full Professor in the Gender, Women & Sexuality Studies Department in Fall 2018. She is an adjunct Professor in Communication and the School of Music.

Dr. Jade Power-Sotomayor engages embodied practices of remembering and creating community as a lens for theorizing performative constructions of Latinidad.

I am generally interested in historical and interdisciplinary approaches to the study of modern culture.

Katia’s dissertation explores the relationship between Islam and the performing arts in the making of regional Islamic histories in maritime Southeast Asia.