My work as a scholar combines performance studies and theatre history. I am particularly interested in how performance enables, facilitates, and/or imagines worlds otherwise: worlds that might have been, or worlds that might yet to be. The sites of my work are situated primarily within the hemispheric Americas and Iberia.
As a creative researcher, I contend that we imagine through our bodies: performance makes theory as rigorously as theory makes performance. As such, my aesthetic incorporates athletic physicality, imaginative visuals, and “text” conceptualized broadly to include objects, bodies, space, sound, and image. I seek to destabilize expectations in order to mobilize the imagination.
As a teacher, I am deeply interested in the questions that drive each student, as a human, scholar, and artist. How, in teaching, can I make space for and sustain students’ passions while simultaneously crafting assignments, content, and activities that will train curiosity, rigor, and discipline?