Hallie Abelman is an eco-theatre practician researching contemporary animalization.
Natalia Aguilar-Vásquez is a PhD student in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese Languages and Literatures at New York University. She is also a Spanish and Spanish American Literature Lecturer at New York University, she likes the Post-human Turn in the Humanities, the research focus of Biopolitics, and the possible conceptual dialogues between the visual arts and poetry.
My father named me Mira Ahmed Al-Sayegh but I shed light on the street as Mira Nooriye. I resist colonialism with the heartbeats, poetry, and dancehalls of my sisters and brothers: the world is my family and music is my medicine.
Santiago Barcaza is a Chilean writer and musician, belonging to the artistic collective Casagrande, known for his interventions in public space such as the Bombing of Poems. Currently, Santiago collaborates with the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies at NYU with a research on “self-translation as a resistance policy in authors of indigenous origin” and is pursuing a postgraduate degree at the same university.
Pedro Cabello del Moral researches recent Spanish and Latin American artifacts that collectively weave a decolonial patchwork. He combines his academic work with his filmmaking practice, continuously searching for new ways to transform cinematic conventions and to rethink the hierarchical structures that typically define film workspaces. Most of the time, these two aspects of his work intersect. Pedro does not believe in a clear-cut distinction between theory and practice.
María Belén Contreras is a MA candidate in Arts Politics in the Department of Art and Public Policy at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts. Belén is an actress, theatrical producer, and arts administrator from Santiago, Chile.
Luke Bowe is a PhD student in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese Languages and Literature at New York University. He is a fast walker and is most happy at that point where syllabus and cinema meet the city.
Luisa Marinho is an artist-researcher from Rio de Janeiro and MA candidate in Performance Studies at New York University.
Susana Costa Amaral is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese Languages and Literature at New York University. Susana is originally from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Ricardo Duarte is a PhD student in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese Languages and Literature at New York University. Some of his interests are queer theory, decolonial studies, and Brazilian cinema and literature.
Kristen Holfeuer is a graduate of the University of Saskatchewan, New York University, and is a current NYU Performance Studies PhD candidate. Kristen works in theatre as director, actor, and producer. Recent productions include: Amy Surratt’s FIRST and LAST (show) (La MaMa), I’ll Find You (Korean International Duo Performing Arts Festival), Beat (Dixon Place), and Matchstick (Great Canadian Theatre Company).
Clairette Atri Mizrahi. Mexican. Writes, sometimes. With her everything. Lives, for now, until she goes, longs to go, back to Mexico, in New York.
Cree Noble is a MA candidate in Performance Studies at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts. Hailing from Illinois, Cree is interested in the intersections of theatre and social justice.
Originally from Madagascar, Gwen Rakotovao is a dancer, choreographer and a M.A. candidate in Performance Studies at New York University. Born and raised in France, she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Paris 8 University.
Jess Saldaña is a Chicanx muralist, poet, performer and analogue film photographer from South Side, Chicago. Their writing encircles but is not limited to topics of hauntological totality, the plurality of being, fungibility, reproductive/digital labor, corporate detritus, visual theory and linguistic theory as it relates to the queer minoritarian subject.
Annie Sansonetti is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Performance Studies at New York University. Her dissertation posits languages and aesthetics of the heart in performances of transgender girlhood.
Diana Taylor is University Professor and Professor of Performance Studies and Spanish at New York University. Taylor is founding director of the Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics.
Zack Wilks is a scholar, musician, fledgling arts administrator, and amateur cook. Zack’s research interests amble between community-constitution and institutional performativity; queer alimentarity and commensality; the movements of affect, representation, and representability; and musical impropriety.
Lee Xie is a Ph.D. student in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese Languages and Literature at New York University. Her research interests include transpacific studies, Orientalism and memory, new materialism, and body and movement.