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“Our bodies are also occupied territories. Perhaps the ultimate goal of performance, especially if you are a woman, gay or a person ‘of color,’ is to decolonize our bodies and make these decolonizing mechanisms apparent to our audience in the hope that they will get inspired to do the same with their own.” -Guillermo Gómez-Peña
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2016 CSGS Global Visiting Scholar: Dominic Johnson

dominic johnsonDominic Johnson is a Senior Lecturer in the School of English and Drama, at Queen Mary, University of London. He is the author of Glorious Catastrophe: Jack Smith, Performance and Visual Culture (2012); Theatre & the Visual (2012); and most recently, The Art of Living: An Oral History of Performance Art (2015). He is the editor of four books, including most recently Pleading in the Blood: The Art and Performances of Ron Athey (2013) and Critical Live Art: Contemporary Histories of Performance in the UK (2012). It’s All Allowed: The Performances of Adrian Howells (with Deirdre Heddon) is forthcoming in 2016. He is currently an Editor of the journal Contemporary Theatre Review (with Maria Delgado and Maggie Gale). In 2014, he was awarded the annual early-career prize for research excellence from the UK’s Theatre and Performance Research Association (TaPRA). From 2005 to 2012, his frequently bloody performances (solo and in collaboration with Ron Athey) were shown around the world, including at festivals of performance and live art in Copenhagen, Ljubljana, Rome, Toronto, Vienna, Zagreb, and elsewhere, and throughout the United Kingdom, including most notably at the National Portrait Gallery in London as part of ‘Gay Icons’.


For a list of past Visiting Scholars, click here.



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*** SPRING 2018 EVENTS ***

CSGS spring 2018 calendar

Contested Memories: Gender, Violence, & Extremism in Sri Lanka

Contested Memories: Gender, Violence, & Extremism in Sri Lanka

a panel with Fatima Cadre, Nimmi Gowrinathan, & Sujith Xavier, as part of the 10th annual Global South Asia Conference (Feb 23 & 24)

February 24, Saturday
9 to 11 am

20 Cooper Square, 5th Floor
NYC

The Extractive Zone: The Social Ecologies of Cecilia Vicuña

extracive zone

a Decolonizing Vision Speaker Series lecture by Macarena Gómez-Barris

February 28, Wednesday
6 to 8 pm

20 Cooper Square, 5th Floor
NYC

Signs & Grips

Signs & Grips

a Decolonizing Vision Speaker Series artist talk with Simone Leigh, in conversation with Malik Gaines

March 6, Tuesday
6 to 8 pm

CSGS
285 Mercer Street, 4th FL
NYC