Performance Studies Working Group

The Performance Studies Working Group (PSWG) is a group of students, professors, artists, and post-docs who are interested in the interdisciplinary field of performance studies.  We hold biweekly gatherings for scholarly and artistic presentations and to discuss current work in the field.

The PSWG theme for 2021-22 is: Environments In and Of Crisis.  We’ll be hearing from artists and scholars who are using performance to think about some of the most pressing issues of our time: water politics, animal studies, ecodramaturgies, intersectional environmentalism, urban ecologies, geographical imaginaries, migration networks, and indigenous ecologies, among others. Our speaker list is here.

Our meetings for the Spring 2022 semester will convene each Thursday from 12-1pm ET.  All are welcome.  Meetings will convene on Zoom each week, with an additional on-campus component when we have local speakers.  Announcements of upcoming presentations and events (including the Zoom link) are distributed through PSWG email list (click to subscribe).

If you have work to share, suggestions, or questions, please email Kimberly Jannarone (kimberly.jannarone[at], Elise Morrison (elise.morrison[at], or Andie Berry (andie.berry[at]