Ph.D. candidate, German Language & Literature
My dissertation looks at performance art and film from 1968 to today and the role space plays in framing and mediating affect. I'm particularly interested in the changing conception of what constitutes the public sphere and the role performance and art occupies in the public sphere today.
Performance analysis, textual analysis, archival research, visual/material analysis, discourse analysis
Areas of interest:
Affect theory, performance studies, gender theory, drama theory, film theory, 20th/21st century feminist movements, phenomenology, questions of sexuality, violence, unruly bodies, performing femininity
I completed my B.A. at the University of Würzburg in Germany studying English and German Literature, with a minor in Education and Psychology. I spent a year abroad at the University of Cambridge, UK. I speak German and French and have taught language classes and 21st century Feminism in the U.S.
English, German, French