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Peter Eckersall
Position: Professor
Campus Affiliation: Graduate Center
Phone: (212) 817-8876
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Degrees/Diplomas: MA Asian Studies, Monash University, Australia (1991), PhD in Japanese Studies (theatre), Monash University, Australia, (1999)
Major publications include: Performativity and Event in 1960s Japan: City, Body, Memory (Palgrave 2013), Theatre and Performance in the Asia-Pacific: Regional Modernities in the Global Era (co-authored with Denise Varney, Barbara Hatley and Chris Hudson, Palgrave 2013), We’re People Who Do Shows: Back to Back Theatre: Performance, Politics, Visibility (co-edited with Helena Grehan, Performance Research Books, 2013), Kawamura Takeshi’s Nippon Wars and Other Plays (ed. and translation, Seagull Books 2011), Theorising the Angura Space: avant-garde performance and politics in Japan 1960-2000 (Brill Academic, 2006).  He has published in journals such as TDR, Theatre Research International, Japanese Studies and Australasian Drama Studies. 
Peter is a specialist of Japanese Theatre and dramaturgy and contemporary performance. He is currently co-chief investigator for an international research project titled New media dramaturgy: how new media transform the composition and reception of live performance (2012-14) that includes comparative perspectives on performance dramaturgy from Japan, Europe, the US and Australia. Peter serves as the Vice President of Performance Studies international (PSi) and is the co-convenor of the PSi Dramaturgy and Performance Studies working group. He is co-founder and co-editor of Performance Paradigm and serves on editorial advisory boards for About Performance and Museum Tusculanum Press (In Between States series).  He is a visiting fellow in the Centre for Interweaving Performance Cultures, Berlin.  He is the resident dramaturg for the Melbourne based performance group Not Yet It’s Difficult