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Center for World Performance Studies (CWPS)

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Alumni Spotlight: Özgen Felek

I thought, ‘I am not a dancer. I am not an actress. I am not a musician. What am I going to do there?’ She highly recommended it, saying that I would learn about theories and ways to focus my research on the early-modern Ottoman dream literature...

Alumni Spotlight: Lenard Foust

Foust's current research focuses on the representation of African American faculty and non-Western dance faculty and understanding why the system is the way it is...

The Center for World Performance Studies seeks to create intellectual and physical space for the study of performance. Our aim is to advocate for performance as a mode of research and as a means of public engagement, centering on underrepresented, non-Western, and diasporic voices, bodies, and acts. We connect—both locally and globally—students, faculty, artists, thinkers, and scholars in order to educate each other about Performance Studies and to promote interdisciplinary and intersectional insights and research methodologies.

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