About PSI-Y

The Performance Studies Initiative at Yale (PSI-Y) began as an initiative of Sterling Emeritus Professor Joseph Roach with support from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation as Interdisciplinary Performance Studies at Yale.  PSI-Y is 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 – PSI-Y 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.

PSI-Y initiatives include: conferences, work demonstrations, artist talks, lectures, and the ongoing Performance Studies Working Group.