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Maurya Wickstrom
Position: Professor
Campus Affiliation: College of Staten Island
Phone: (718) 982-2530
Degrees/Diplomas: Ph.D. in Theatre, Graduate Center/CUNY, M.F.A. in Directing, Tulane University.

Major publications include: Performance in the Blockades of Neoliberalism: Thinking the Political Anew, published in 2012 by Palgrave Macmillan in the Studies in International Performance Series, edited by Janelle Reinelt and Brian Singleton and Performing Consumers: Global Capital and its Theatrical Seductions, published by Routledge in 2006. Her most recent journal essays have been on the artist Cassils (in TDR) and the artist Thomas Hirschhorn (in Perfomance Research), both in 2014. Her essay on the Occupy movement, co-written with Stephanie Vella, appears in Manifesto Now! Instructions For Performance, Philosophy, Politics, edited by Laura Cull and Will Daddario, and her essay, “Palestine and Political Invention” is published in Performance, Identity, and the Neo-Political Subject, edited by Fintan Walsh and Matthew Causey. She also has contributed an essay on Irish Traveller Theatre in Changing the Subject: Marvin Carlson and Theatre Studies, 1959-2009, edited by Joseph Roach. Her articles have been published in The Drama Review, Theatre Journal, Modern Drama, Theatre Survey, Theatre Annual, and Journal of Dramatic Theory and Criticism. Her current research and teaching interests include; performance and temporality; philosophy and performance with an emphasis on Alain Badiou and Giorgio Agamben; Palestinian politics and performance; global political theatre; animal studies; contemporary cultural, political, and performance theory; neoliberalism and performance.