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Performance Studies

Graduate Studies

  • Doctor of Philosophy
  • Master of Arts

Composed of four clusters of interest – interactive medias, cultures/ecologies, text/history, and embodiments – the Performance Studies Graduate Group engages students in ways of thinking about performance that are historically, politically, culturally, and rhetorically informed, using tools from theater studies, dance studies, anthropology, sociology, film studies, visual culture, linguistics, literary studies, ethnography, ethnomusicology, computer science, feminist theory and women’s studies, technocultural studies, religion, critical race and ethnic studies, critical theory, cultural studies as well as the emerging canon of performance theory. This rigorous, strongly interdisciplinary program encourages students to develop original dissertation research that explores and questions the artistic, social, and political ramifications of performance and the performative.

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