Ann Pellegrini is Associate Professor of Performance Studies and Religious Studies at New York University. She has been director of CSGS since 2008. Prior to joining the faculty at NYU, she held teaching appointments at UC-Irvine, Barnard College, and Harvard University. She is the author of Performance Anxieties: Staging Psychoanalysis, Staging Race (Routledge, 1997), co-author, with Janet R. Jakobsen, of Love the Sin: Sexual Regulation and the Limits of Religious Tolerance (NYU Press, 2003; Beacon Press, 2004); co-editor, with Daniel Boyarin and Daniel Itzkovitz, of Queer Theory and the Jewish Question (Columbia University Press, 2003); and co-editor, with Jakobsen, of Secularisms (Duke University Press, 2008). With José Esteban Muñoz she co-edits the book series “Sexual Cultures” for New York University Press. In 2007 she was the Freud-Fulbright Visiting Scholar of Psychoanalysis at the Sigmund Freud Privatstiftung in Vienna. Her essay, “‘Signaling through the Flames’: Hell House Performance and Structures of Religious Feeling,” received the 2008 Constance Rourke Prize from the American Studies Association for the best article published in American Quarterly (Vol. 59, 2007). She received her Ph.D. in Cultural Studies from Harvard University, in 1994. She holds degrees in Classics from Harvard-Radcliffe College and Oxford University as well as an M.A. in the Study of Religion from Harvard University.
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You can email Ann Pellegrini at ann.pellegrini(at)nyu.edu.
Robert D. Campbell, Associate Director
Robert has been with CSGS as an administrator since 2004. He holds an M.A. in British and American Literature from Hunter College; his thesis was on the role of suffering and theological spectacle in selected works of Philip K. Dick. He is a graduate of Eugene Lang College, where he concentrated in literature, anthropology and education with a specific focus on social identity. Robert has held professional positions in fields as varied as HIV/AIDS social services, elementary education, and commercial photography.
Robert is currently pursuing a Master of Social Work in the 32 Month Program for Working Professionals at NYU’s Silver School of Social Work where he is a Zelda Foster Fellow in Palliative and End-of-Life Care.
You can email him at robert.campbell(at)nyu.edu.