About IPSY

Interdisciplinary Performance Studies at Yale (IPSY), was initiated by Sterling Professor Joseph Roach with support from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.  IPSY is conceived as a laboratory for the humanities that works to re-imagine interdisciplinary research and develop new methodologies within performance studies and related fields.  Building on the intellectual strength of the Performance Studies Working Group – comprised of Yale scholars from the humanities, social sciences and professional schools – IPSY strives to nurture the next generation of scholars in the field by integrating performance studies research more fully into both graduate and undergraduate education at Yale.

IPSY initiatives include: diverse performance events, work demonstrations, artist talks, lectures,  and the ongoing Performance Studies Working Group.