About

“Dance Studies in/and the Humanities” is a multi-school, multi-year initiative designed to advance the field of dance studies. Funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the project will appoint postdoctoral fellows in dance studies at Brown University, Northwestern University, and Stanford University from 2012-13 through 2017-18. In addition, the project will sponsor intensive week-long seminars each summer from 2012 through 2015 that will bring together the postdoctoral fellows with advanced graduate students and junior faculty to develop best practices for interdisciplinary research and teaching in dance studies. The project aims to accelerate the current momentum toward a dynamic and vigorous (inter)discipline.

This website includes information on the project directors and the application process. In subsequent years additional information on each year’s fellows and summer seminar participants will be added, along with commentary on their ongoing activities.

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  1. Hello,
    I just discovered this program through my former professor Onye Ozuzu. I just completed my doctorate in Comparative Literature and published my dissertation on German Ausdruckstanz and Tanztheater. I’m very interested in learning more about this program and your organization given that my graduate work was largely based on the research of interdisciplinary relationships between dance, movement, form, expression and literature! Thank you!
    Sincerely,
    Tonja van Helden

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