EDUCATIONPhD Dance Studies (University of Surrey) MA Dance Ethnology (York University) BA Hons English, History & Anthropology (University of Toronto)
Dr. Bridget Cauthery is a dance and cultural studies scholar focusing on the impact of post/neo-coloniality and the processes of globalization on contemporary and popular dance practices in the Global North. Since 2008 she has been lecturing in the Dance Department at York University and in the Theatre School at Ryerson University and was appointed to York’s Faculty of Graduate Studies in 2014. She became Assistant Professor in Dance at York University in July 2020.
In 2016 Bridget was the recipient of a twelve-month research leave to complete the manuscript for her forthcoming monograph Choreographing the North (McGill-Queens University Press) that examines eleven contemporary dance works from the northern and southern hemispheres that take the North as their source and inspiration. She was one of four keynote speakers for the 2016 Selma Odom Lecture Series celebrating forty years of dance studies at York University. In 2014 Bridget won the inaugural e-learning teaching award in the School of Arts, Media, Performance and Design for her course Dance, Film & Culture. In 2015 Bridget received Academic Innovation funding for a new blended learning course that uses social media to manufacture undergraduate student engagement with critical theory. In 2018 she was awarded the President’s University-Wide Teaching Award for Contract Faculty. She has presented at conferences in Canada, the U.S. and Europe and her research has been published in Ethnologies, Culture & Tradition, Canadian Dance Studies, Performance Research Journal, TOPIA and appears in Fields in Motion: Ethnography in the Worlds of Dance (2011). Chapters on indigenous identities in dance in two anthologies are forthcoming in 2021 – Moving Together: Dance and Pluralism in Canada (Wilfrid Laurier Press) and The Oxford Handbook of Contemporary Ballet (Oxford University Press).
Area of Academic Specialty: Dance Studies, Cultural Studies, Post-colonial theory
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