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PoP Moves 2024 Online Symposium
Saturday, February 24, 2024 8:00 AM CDT to Sunday, February 25, 2024
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Download a PDF copy of the Call for Papers here

In the context of the twentieth and early twenty-first centuries, social justice movements have often featured the movement of bodies: to boldly call attention to inequity and violence, to celebrate alterity in the face of hegemonic regimes of white supremacy, patriarchy, heteronormativity, and ableism, and to manifest more just modes of community and sociality. Popular dance, broadly defined as dances performed by the people and/or that are popular in mass media, has animated activist movements against racism, misogyny, and the ongoing colonial projects of empire and neoliberal capitalism. Given the importance of social media and corporate mass media in circulating images of bodies in defiant protest and/or jubilant resistance and self-determination, and considering the role of audiovisual media in bringing attention to both local struggles and transnational alliances, PoP Moves welcomes submissions for papers, roundtables, workshops, and alternative format presentations that speak to the intersections of popular dance, social justice, and the mediatization of culture.


Elizabeth June Bergman and Laura Steil

Programming Committee

Philippe Almeida, Elena Benthaus, Elina Djebbari, Mary Fogarty, Deanne Kearney, Francesca Miles, Camille Paillet, Alexandra Quinn