Congratulations to the following students who received summer research funding as a part of their participation in the CWPS Graduate Certificate program:

  • Fabiola Torralba, MFA Program in Dance
    Queering Liminality: Migration, Space and the Decolonial Imaginary (Mexico)
  • Sydney Schiff, MFA Program in Dance
    International Influences on Zouk Dance Movement and Culture
    (Toronto, Paris, Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Warsaw, Katowice, London)
  • Ruby MacDougall, Doctoral Program in Asian Languages & CultureHow Identity and Culture are Embodied/Resisted through Corporeal Performance of Ethnic Minority Dance Forms in China (Yunnan, China)
  • Adam Shead, MM Program in Improvisation
    Improvised Music: Narrative, Culture, and Performance (Amsterdam)
  • Kiran Bhumber, MA Program in Media Arts
    Development of “ The Electronic Shawl” (Kolkatta and Mumbai, India)
  • Laura-Ann Jacobs, PhD Program in Educational Studies
    Local Hawaiian Counterstories (Hawaii, US)
  • Ellen Myers, MA Program in Southeast Asian Studies
    New and Imagined Spaces of Freedom or Confinement for Young Indonesians in Facebook, (Central Java, Indonesia)
  • Alyssa Wells, PhD Program in Musicology
    Adaptations of American Drum Corps Rehearsal and Performance Practices (Japan and Netherlands)
  • AJ Covey, MM Program in Percussion Performance, MM Program in Chamber Music
    Musical Pedagogy of Non-­Western Cultures (India and Bali)

The following Faculty received CWPS funding for summer research in the field of Performance Studies:

  • Kelly Askew, Post socialist Poetics: Articulations of Populist Politics in Tanzania
  • Amy Chavasse, Collaboration and Creation with Tanz Tangente in Berlin and Krakow
  • Frieda Ekotto, Vibrancy of Silence: Artistic Performance of Lesbians in Sub-Saharan Africa
  • Anita Gonzalez, Black and Irish Maritime Performance
  • Mike McGovern, Culture and Contestation: Non-violent Challenges to the State by Ethnic Minorities in Myanmar
  • Mbala Nkanga, Memory and the Exploration of the Past in African Theatre and Performance
  • Damani Partridge, Filming the Future of Detroit/Filming the Future from Berlin: African Perspectives
  • Stephen Rush, Summer Study of Carnatic Performance in Mysore, India
  • Emily Wilcox, Choreographing Transnational Asia: Roots and Branches Tour