International Network

PoP Moves is a global network that seeks to connect popular dance scholars regardless of national or linguistic affiliations. We are continually developing our use of online technologies and schemes such as Addressing (Im)mobilities to make this possible. For purposes of organising physical events and face-to-face peer support we have found it useful to cluster into ‘nodes’ organised pragmatically around regional and linguistic affiliations. We happily welcome new nodes as well as envision potential reorganizations as our network grows. If you would like to propose a new node, please contact us via the Contact page.

The map below shows the global spread of PoP Moves committee members and the nodes they are affiliated with. Click on the stars to visit the relevant node pages. (To achieve this functionality we have had to use the Mercator Projection, but recognise the political issues of global North and South representation that this raises)

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International Committee

International Committee

Chair of PoP Moves International

Dr. Clare Parfitt, University of Chichester. ...

PoP Moves Americas

PoP Moves Americas

Chair of PoP Moves Americas

David Olarte, Arizona State University. ...

PoP Moves Australia/Australasia

PoP Moves Australia/Australasia

Chair of PoP Moves Australia/Australasia

Dr. Elena Benthaus, Lecturer, University of Melbourne, Australia ...

PoP Moves Francophonie

PoP Moves Francophonie

Chair of PoP Moves Francophonie

Dr. Laura Steil, Traveling Faculty, Anthropology, School for International Training, Brattleboro, USA. ...

PoP Moves UK

PoP Moves UK

Chair of PoP Moves UK

Dr. Clare Parfitt, Reader in Popular Dance, University of Chichester, UK. ...

PoP Moves Dance Studies Association Working Group

PoP Moves Dance Studies Association Working Group

Chair of the PoP Moves Dance Studies Association Working Group

Dr. Jen Atkins, Associate Professor, School of Dance, Florida State University. ...

PoP Moves Committee Members:

  • Dr. Clare Parfitt, Chair of PoP Moves International, Chair of PoP Moves UK, Fundraising Sub-Committee (University of Chichester, UK)
  • Dr. Elena Benthaus, Chair of PoP Moves Australasia, Chair of the Peer-Mentoring Sub-Committee, Social Media Sub-Committee (University of Melbourne, Australia)
  • David Olarte, Chair of PoP Moves Americas (Arizona State University)
  • Dr. Laura Steil, Chair of PoP Moves Francophonie, Chair of the Social Media Sub-Committee (University of Paris 8, France)
  • Dr. Jen Atkins, Chair of PoP Moves DSA Working Group, Peer-Mentoring Sub-Committee (Florida State University, US)
  • Alex Quinn, Chair of the Website Sub-Committee (University of Roehampton Alumna, UK)
  • Dr. Deborah Williams, Chair of the Fundraising Sub-Committee (University of Malta)
  • Deanne Kearney, Secretary of PoP Moves International (York University, Canada)
  • Dr. Julie Malnig, International Committee Liaison (New York University, US)
  • Jacqueline Melindy, Secretary of PoP Moves Americas (York University, Canada)
  • Dr Laura Robinson, Treasurer of PoP Moves UK, Fundraising Sub-Committee, Social Media Sub-Committee (University of East London, UK)
  • Jazelynn Goudy, Website Sub-Committee (The Boston Conservatory, US)
  • Prof. Sherril Dodds, Peer-Mentoring Sub-Committee (Temple University, Philadelphia, US)
  • Dr. Mary Fogarty Woehrel, Former Chair of PoP Moves Americas (York University, Canada)
  • Arpita Bajpeyi, Peer-Mentoring Sub-committee (York University, Canada)
  • Dr. Elizabeth Bergman, Fundraising Sub-Committee (Temple University, US)
  • Dr. Joanna Hall, Peer-Mentoring Sub-Committee (University of Brighton, UK)
  • Dr. Alex Harlig, Social Media Sub-Committee (Ohio State University, US)
  • Dr. Celena Monteiro, Peer-Mentoring Sub-Committee, Fundraising Sub-Committee (Kingston University, UK)
  • Dr. Melissa Blanco Borelli, PoP Moves Americas (University of Maryland, US and Royal Holloway, University of London, UK)
  • Francesca Miles, PoP Moves Francophonie (University of Roehampton Alumna, UK; dancer, teacher, administrator and producer in the UK hip-hop dance scene)
  • Jason Noer, PoP Moves Americas (Macalester College and University of Minnesota)
  • Dr. Danielle Robinson, PoP Moves Americas (York University, Toronto, Canada)
  • Karen Schupp, PoP Moves Americas (Arizona State University, US)
  • Dr. Anamaria Tamayo-Duque, PoP Moves Americas (University of Antioquia, Colombia)
  • Roger Wiblin, PoP Moves Americas (Georgia State University, US)

Advisor:
Prof. Theresa Buckland, Professor of Dance History and Ethnography, University of Roehampton.