DSA News & Announcements

Vancouver 2022, Call for Papers Open

Submit your abstract for the 2022 DSA Conference, "Dancing Resilience," to be held in Vancouver BC Canada, October 13-16, 2022.  Read the full Call for Papers HERE and submit to the conference HERE.  Submissions will close on February 15, 2022.

New issue of DRJ out!

Volume 53, issue 2 (August 2021), edited by Dr. Nadine George-Graves, is out!  "With this issue, the authors and I [ed. Nadine George-Graves] are calling attention to the aesthetics of protests, the embodiment of struggle, the dancing of dissent, the rhythms of resistance, the movement of the movement."

DSA seeks nominations for new Board members

The Dance Studies Association (DSA) will hold elections for several positions on the Board of Directors in early 2022. Below is a list of the positions that stand to be filled. New board members will begin their terms of service on September 1, 2022. Positions with a two-year term will end on August 31, 2024.
We are looking to fill the following positions:
Directors (5 positions)
Secretary (1 position)
Graduate Student Representative (1 position)
Nominations Committee Representative (1 position) 

Anyone interested in being considered as a candidate for election to the DSA Board should send an email with the below information by February 15, 2022 to DSA Executive Director Lizzie Leopold, [email protected]. Please use subject heading: DSA ELECTIONS 2022 (and please attach as a single Word doc):

  • Position of interest
  • 150-word biography
  • 150-word statement about why you are interested in the position in relationship to your commitment to supporting/expanding/nourishing the field of Dance Studies 

If you would like to nominate a colleague, please contact that person first to determine if they would be willing to serve if elected, then send the name and contact information to the email address above.

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Dr. Kariamu Welsh Digital Memory Book

Dr. Kariamu Welsh was a colleague, teacher, mentor, and friend to many. The Temple University Department of Dance is collecting anecdotes, remembrances, and other brief tributes to Kariamu in a digital memory book that will pay homage to her life and work while highlighting the legacy she has left behind and her impact on the field of dance.  These stories will be compiled into a digital ​format that will be shared with all the contributors and posted on the Dance Department Facebook page. 
If you would like to share your remembrances, please upload your contributions (2​00 words maximum) by February 7, 2022 to the following google drive location: https://forms.gle/VX5SjcUC1Mw2iSLEA ​
Please share with any of your collaborators and colleagues who might also like to contribute. We wish you well and look forward to receiving your stories and comments.

Research Survey on Performative Femininities and Gendered Resistence Through Hip Hop, Street and Specific Urban Dance Styles

In the framework of my new ethnographic documentary and a postdoctoral fellowship in Comparative Cultural Studies (Center for Hellenic Studies in Greece, Harvard University) Natalia Koutsougera | Center for Hellenic Studies in Greece (harvard.edu) I am running a digital research on performative femininities and gendered resistance through hip hop, street and specific urban dance styles which relate to afrodiasporic global flows (breaking, hip hop party dance, locking, popping, dancehall, waacking, voguing, afrostyles). I would really appreciate it if you could circulate the questionnaire below: