Officers. Current officers of the Society of Dance History Scholars are:

  • Ann Cooper Albright (Oberlin College), president
  • Rebekah J. Kowal (University of Iowa), vice-president
  • Hanna Järvinen (University of the Arts, Helsinki), treasurer
  • Rosemary Candelario (Texas Woman’s University), recording secretary
  • Susanne Ravn (Syddansk Universitet), corresponding secretary

Board of Directors. In addition to the officers of the society, members of the board of directors are:

  • Ninotchka Bennahum (University of California, Santa Barbara)
  • Michael Bodel
  • Melissa Blanco Borelli (Royal Holloway University of London)
  • Grisha Coleman (Arizona State University)
  • Meiver De la Cruz (Northwestern University)
  • Colleen Dunagan (California State University—Long Beach)
  • Kathrina Farrugia-Kriel (Faculty of Education, Royal Academy of Dance)
  • Victoria Fortuna (Oberlin College)
  • Colleen Hooper (Temple University)
  • Jasmine Elizabeth Johnson (Brandeis University)
  • Hyunjung Kim (Chungnam National University)
  • Alexandra Kolb (Middlesex University, London)
  • Rachmi Diyah Larasati (University of Minnesota)
  • Yatin Lin (Taipei National University of the Arts)
  • Raquel Monroe (Columbia College Chicago)
  • Ariel Osterweis (Skidmore College)
  • Clare Parfitt-Brown (University of Chichester)
  • Ramón H. Rivera-Servera (Northwestern University)
  • Chiayi Seetoo (Shanghai Theatre Academy)
  • Constance Valis Hill (Hampshire College)
  • Emily Wilcox (University of Michigan)
  • Arlene Yu (New York Public Library for the Performing Arts)

The Graduate Student Representatives are Amanda DiLodovico and Jingqiu Guan.

SDHS Editorial Board. The SDHS editorial board governs the publishing program of the society. Rebecca Rossen is the Editorial Board Chair; Sanja Andus L'Hotellier is the Managing Editor of Conversations across the Field of Dance Studies.

  • Rebecca Rossen (University of Texas — Austin), Editorial Board Chair
  • Norma Sue Fisher-Stitt (York University), Managing Editor, Conversations across the Field of Dance Studies
  • Clare Croft (University of Michigan, Ann Arbor)
  • Susan Cook (University of Wisconsin-Madison)
  • Sherrill Dodds (University of Surrey)
  • Jens Richard Giersdorf (Marymount Manhattan College)
  • Hannah Kostrin (Ohio State University)
  • Sansan Kwan (UC-Berkeley)
  • Sanja Andus L’Hotellier (University of Paris 8 & Columbia University)
  • Royona Mitra (Brunel University London)
  • Ramón H. Rivera-Servera (Northwestern University)
  • Linda Tomko (University of California, Riverside)

The president, corresponding secretary, and the treasurer of SDHS are ex officio members of the editorial board.

Committees. Current standing committees of the society are titled: Electronic Communications Committee, Membership Committee, Working Groups and Outreach Committee, Academic Affairs Committee, Conference Committee, and Advocacy Committee. Ad hoc committees are formed to plan programs for annual conferences, to judge submissions for annual awards, and to perform various tasks in the interests of SDHS.

Working Group Chairs. Nona Monahin is chair of the Dance and Music Working Group; Susan Lynn Wiesner is chair of the Dance and Technology Working Group; Tricia Henry Young (Florida State University) is chair of the Dance History Teachers Working Group; Debra Sowell (South Virginia University) is chair of the Dancing the Long Nineteenth Century Working Group; Jane Peck (independent artist-scholar) is chair of the Early Dance Working Group; Lester Tomé (Smith College) is chair of the Latin American, Latino and Caribbean Dance Studies Working Group; Jo Hall (Kingston University) is Chair of the Popular, Social and Vernacular Dance Working Group; Vida Midgelow (University College Northampton) is chair of the Practice-as-Research Working Group; and Elliot Mercer (Northwestern University) and Colleen Hooper (Temple University) co-chair of the Students in SDHS Working Group.

SDHS publications

Studies in Dance History SDHS’s monograph series, published by University of Wisconsin Press, answers a growing demand for works that provide fresh analytical perspectives on dancing, dancers, and dances in a global context. Read more...

[cover of 2015 Conversations] Issued yearly in early spring generally, Conversations Across the Field of Dance Studies reflects the dynamic and diverse membership of SDHS. We seek to bring you themes and debates current in the field of dance studies and the profession, alongside news from the international community of scholars in dance and related disciplines. Read more...

  • 2018 DSA Inaugural Conference
    Contra: Dance & Conflict
    July 5-8, 2018
    The University of Malta, Valetta, Malta
    Click here for the Call for Proposals

SDHS announces this year’s award recipients. Awards will be presented at the SDHS/CORD conference.

Dance Chronicle announces Founding Editors’ Awards, honoring Barbara Palfy in 2015. Sponsored by Dance Chronicle and Routledge/Taylor & Francis

Updated 28 April 2017: Upcoming events

Updated 28 April 2017: Conference announcements and calls for papers

Updated 28 April 2017: Job postings and opportunities for students

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