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Center for World Performance Studies (CWPS)

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Alumni Spotlight: Lara Kirby Pardo

"I created this space [Blackbird Arts and Research] to encourage arts and research to co-exist- which is what CWPS is all about!"

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.