About IPSY

Interdisciplinary Performance Studies at Yale (IPSY), funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and initiated by Sterling Professor Joseph Roach, is conceived as a laboratory for the humanities, which 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: postdoctoral fellowships, diverse performance events, work demonstrations, artist talks, lectures, various publications, as well as the Performance Studies Working Group.