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Maurya Wickstrom
Position: Professor
Campus Affiliation: College of Staten Island
Phone: (973) 896-2057
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 next book, Fiery Temporalities in Theatre and Performance: The Initiation of History is forthcoming from the Methuen Engage Series at Bloomsbury Methuen. Her most recent journal essay is is “M. Lamar: Singing Slave Insurrection to Marx” in the January 2017 issue of Theatre Survey. Other essays include “Desire and Kairos: Cassils’s Tiresias” and “The Labor of Architecting”, both in TDR, in 2010 and 2014, and “The Infinitude of Thought in Precarious Form: Thomas Hirschhorn’s Gramsci Monument” in Performance Research in 2014.  In addition to these journals her essays have been been published in Theatre Journal, Modern Drama, Theatre Annual, and Journal of Dramatic Theory and Criticism. She has also contributed esssays to edited volumes including her essay, "Palestine and Political Invention" which was published in Performance, Identity, and the Neo-Political Subject, edited by Fintan Walsh and Matthew Causey and an essay on Irish Traveller theatre in Changing the Subject: Marvin Carlson and Theatre Studies, 1959-2009, edited by Joseph Roach. Her current research and teaching interest 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.