EDUCATIONPhD (University of Edinburgh)
AREAS OF EXPERTISEpopular culture
Lifelong B-girl Mary Fogarty is now an Associate Professor of Dance at York University, Toronto. She has performed in Canada, the U.S., Germany, Scotland, England, and Portugal, and is currently on the Board of Directors of Breaking Canada. She is a member of the KeepRockinYou arts collective that organizes the Toronto B-Girl Movement. Mary is the co-editor (with Imani Kai Johnson) of The Oxford Handbook of Hip Hop Dance Studies (2022) and of Movies, Moves, and Music: The Sonic World of Dance Films (2016, with Mark Evans). She is currently working on a Special Issue of Global Hip Hop Studies on “Breaking and the Olympics,” with Jason Ng. 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 has been an invited Visiting Scholar at the Hip Hop Education Center, founded by Martha Diaz at NYU, and an invited teacher with Alesandra Seutin’s Vocab Dance Company, and she 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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