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  • Lecturer
House, Hip-Hop, and Chicago Footwork
Street Dance
Irwin Appel
  • Chair
  • Professor

Acting, Directing, Composer/Sound Designer, Shakespeare

  • Theater Dance West, Room 2525
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  • Assistant Professor

Shakespeare | Early Modern Drama | Dramatic Literature

History of Sexuality | Race Studies | Queer Theory

  • Theater Dance West, Room 1508
Dance Studies/Performance Studies
  • Professor

Dance Studies ~ Performance Studies

Flamenco ~ Spanish Modernism ~ The Gypsy (Roma-Andalusian) in Spanish History

Dance Modernism ~ Postmodern Dance ~ Installation Art 

Feminist Historiography - Embodiment - Corporeality - Cultural Memory

European Intellectual History

             Flamenco and Gypsy (Gitana/X - Andalusian Roma) Intellectual and Culturall History

Performance and Diaspora

Race and Ballet in Hemispheric Perspective

 Curatorial Practice 

  • Theater Dance West, Room 2506
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  • Lecturer
  • Continuing Lecturer
  • Theater Dance West, Room 1514
  • Professor
  • Theater Dance West, Room 2511
  • Senior Lecturer
  • 805-893-7649
  • HSSB 1107
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  • Associate Professor / Head of Dramatic Writing Concentration
Shirley Jo Finney
  • Lecturer

Acting

  • Theater Dance West 2510
  • Lecturer
  • Theater Dance West 1511
  • Lecturer

The education of Street dances/social dances culture in America and it's connection to traditional cultural dances. Understanding how the connection has shaped and influenced popular culture and art in America. Dance majors, Theatre majors and non-majors.

  • Senior Lecturer
  • 805-893-7649
  • HSSB 1107
  • Distinguished Professor

Theater history; American drama and theater; ancient theater; dramatic theory

  • Theater Dance West, Room 2513
  • Vice Chair / Director of Dance / Continuing Lecturer
  • (805) 893-4527
  • Theater Dance West, Room 2526
  • Associate Professor

Theater of Africa and the Diaspora

Research methods

Race, Gender, & Sexuality in Performance

  • Theater Dance West, Room 2514
  • Assistant Professor
  • Theater Dance West, Room 2512
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  • Associate Professor

Scenic Design
Projection and Video Design
Lighting Design

  • Theater Dance West, Room 1515
  • Senior Lecturer SOE
  • Theater Dance West, Room 1510
  • Professor
  • Theater Dance West, Room 2509
  • Continuing Lecturer
  • 805-893-7649
  • HSSB 1107
  • Assistant Professor
  • Theater Dance West, Room 1512
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  • Studio Professor
  • 805-893-3242
  • HSSB 1107
  • Continuing Lecturer
  • Theater Dance West, Room 2507

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