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Center for World Performance Studies (CWPS)

Recent News

New Virtual Series for Fall 2020: Performing the Moment, Performing the Movement

Center for World Performance Studies invites performers and scholars from diverse disciplines to reflect on how performance is being used to respond to the political, social, health and environmental crises that we face at this moment.

CWPS Announces 2020-2021 Faculty Fellows Awards

Six U-M faculty receive funding to conduct innovative performance studies research across the globe.

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.