• Dance

  • Mary Fogarty

  • Associate Professor

Mary Fogarty profile image

E maryf@yorku.ca

EDUCATION

PhD (University of Edinburgh)

AREAS OF EXPERTISE

Popular music and dance studies,
cultural sociology of performance.

BIOGRAPHY

Mary Fogarty is Associate Professor of Dance at York University, Toronto. 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 the third edition of That’s The Joint! The Hip Hop Studies Reader (Forman, Neal and Bradley, eds., 2023), Hip-Hop Archives: The Politics and Poetics of Knowledge Production (Campbell and Forman, eds. 2023), 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).

A long-time member of the KeepRockinYou arts collective that organized the Toronto B-Girl Movement, Mary has performed, taught and choreographed in various countries. Her recent choreographic work, “SoundCheck,” a collaboration with La Clem, will debut in Toronto at ReGeneration in February 2024.  Fogarty has served as a judge at multiple international Breaking competitions, including Olympic qualifiers (held in France and South Korea in 2022) that will help determine who competes when Breaking debuts at the Paris Summer Olympics (in 2024).

Fogarty is currently working on a research project about posture in performance (a preliminary publication, “The Art of Slouching: Posture in Punk,” appears in The Oxford Handbook of Punk Rock, ed. McKay and Arnold, 2021).

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