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Mary Fogarty

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Mary Fogarty

Associate Professor


PhD (University of Edinburgh)


Mary Fogarty is Associate Professor of Dance at York University, Toronto. A long-time member of the KeepRockinYou arts collective that organizes the Toronto B-Girl Movement, Mary has performed and choreographed in various countries. She has served as a judge at multiple international Breaking competitions, including the first Olympic qualifier (held in South Korea in 2022) that will help determine who competes when Breaking debuts at the Paris Summer Olympics (in 2024). Mary has published two collections of research on dance: The Oxford Handbook of Hip Hop Dance Studies (2022, co-edited with Imani Kai Johnson) and Movies, Moves, and Music: The Sonic World of Dance Films (2016, co-edited with Mark Evans). She also co-edited “Taking Taylor Seriously” with Gina Arnold for a special issue of Contemporary Music Review (2021) on Taylor Swift. Other recent research appears in Hip-Hop Archives: The Politics and Poetics of Knowledge Production (Campbell and Forman, eds. 2023), the third edition of That’s The Joint! The Hip Hop Studies Reader (Forman, Neal and Bradley, eds., 2023), The Oxford Handbook of Punk Rock (McKay and Arnold, eds., 2021), Geographically Isolated and Peripheral Music Scenes: Global Insights and Perspectives (Ballico, ed., 2021), We Still Here: Hip Hop North of the 49th Parallel (Marsh and Campbell, eds., 2020), and The Oxford Handbook of Dance Competition (Dodds, ed., 2019).