• Dance

  • Mary Fogarty

  • Associate Professor

Mary Fogarty profile image

E maryf@yorku.ca

EDUCATION

PhD (University of Edinburgh)

AREAS OF EXPERTISE

popular culture and the arts,
dance on film,
popular music studies,
Hip Hop dance and media,
cultural sociology of performance.

BIOGRAPHY

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 in Canada, the U.S., Germany, Scotland, England, and Portugal. She has served as a judge at various 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). Her other recent research appears in Contemporary Music Review (2021), We Still Here: Hip Hop North of the 49th Parallel (Marsh and Campbell, eds., 2020), Beyoncé: At Work, On Screen, and Online (Iddon and Marshall, eds., 2020) and The Oxford Handbook of Dance Competition (Dodds, ed., 2019). She is currently the co-editor of Contemporary Music Review, and serves on the editorial board of Global Hip Hop Studies, and DIY, Alternative Cultures and Society, as well as on the International Advisory Board of IASPM Journal.

Mary has been a President of IASPM-Canada, Editor-in-Chief of IASPM Journal, Chair of PoP Moves Americas, board member of Breaking Canada, and served also as its Gender Equity Officer (2021-2022). She has also been an invited Visiting Scholar at the Hip Hop Education Center, founded by Martha Diaz at NYU, an invited teacher with Alesandra Seutin’s Vocab Dance Company, and has taught many community workshops, including Pathways to Education, Pulse Ontario, Barrie Native Friendship Centre and the Leith Community Education Centre.

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