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Below are the profiles of some of the popular dance researchers involved in PoP Moves. If you are a popular dance researcher and wish to share your profile here please use the contact form.

Name: Dr. Ann David
Institution: University of Roehampton
Role: Head of Dance and Reader in Dance Studies
Research Interests: Dance and popular culture; South Asian dance (including classical, folk and Bollywood); dance, culture and identity; dance and religion, dance and embodied ritual and dance ethnography and anthropology.
Publications:
 Articles– 2014 (forthcoming). ‘Dance, ritual and thunder dragons: exploring cultural politics and national identities in Bhutan’Journal of Ritual Studies [special issue].  2013. ‘Change of an era? The ISTD Classical Indian Dance Faculty comes of age’.ISTD Journal Dance, July-September issue, no 464: 58-59. (More online)
Books-  2014 (forthcoming). ‘King of Bollywood? The construction of a global image in Shah Rukh Khan’s dance choreography’ in Shah Rukh Khan and Global Bollywood, eds. R.Dudrah & E. Mader.
2013 (under contract). ‘Ways of moving and thinking: the emplaced body as a tool for ethnographic research‘ in Performance Ethnography, eds. P.Harrop & D.Njaradi. Cambridge: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
2013 (under contract). ‘Embodied traditions: Gujarati (dance) practices of garba andraas in the UK context‘ in Dance Ethnographies and Global Perspectives, eds. A. R. David & L. Dankworth. Basingstoke, UK: Palgrave MacMillan.

Name: Bethany Whiteside
Institution name: Royal Conservatoire of Scotland
Role: PhD Student
Research interests: Dance and identity (particularly Scottish and Irish social dancing); popular dance in classical literary fiction and dance instruction manuals; dance ethnography and sociology.
Publications:
(in press-2014). Book Review: The Irish Dancing Body: Cultural Politics and Identities, 1900-2000 by Barbara O’ConnorLeisure Studies: The Journal of the Leisure Studies Association.
(2014). Book Review: Walking and Dancing: Three Years of Dance in London, 1951-53 by Larraine Nicholas. Scottish Journal of Performance, 1(2), pp.119-122.
(2014). Intersections between the Academic and ‘Real’ Worlds of Dance at the British Dance Edition 2014: A Report. Scottish Journal of Performance, 1(2), pp.91-106.
Performing the Data Collection.’ in: Whiteside, B. (2013). High Kicks, Heel Stomps and High Cuts: Performing the Data Collection. In B.T. Clegg., J. Scully and J. Bryson, eds. ESRC Research Capacity Building Clusters; National Summit Conference 2013.Aston University: pp. 50-57.

Name: Celena Monteiro
Institution: University of Chichester
Role: PhD Candidate- dance
Research Interests: Postcolonial and transnational dance in popular and screen performance, Caribbean dance forms (in particular dancehall), dance ethnography and identity politics.

Name: Dr. Clare Parfitt
Institution: University of Chichester
Role: Senior Lecturer
Research Interests: Cultural histories of popular dance practices (particularly the cancan) in street, stage and screen contexts, Dance and cultural memory, Dance and the construction of race, gender, national and class identities in transnational, colonial and postcolonial contexts (particularly the relations between Britain, France and the Caribbean).
Publications:
Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles-
(2010) ‘
Popular Past, Popular Present, Post-Popular?’ in Conversations Across the Field of Dance Studies, Special Issue on Dancing the Popular guest-edited by Danielle Robinson, Vol. XXXI, pp. 18-20
(2009) ‘Like a Butterfly Under Glass’: the cancan, Loïe Fuller, and cinema’, International Journal of Performance Arts and Digital Media, Special Issue on Dance on Screen guest-edited by Sherril Dodds, Vol. 5, No. 2-3, December, pp. 107-120
Book Chapters-
(2014) ‘
An Australian in Paris: techno-choreographic bohemianism in Moulin Rouge!’, in Blanco Borelli, Melissa (ed.) Oxford Handbook of Dance and the Popular Screen. Oxford: Oxford University Press
(2013) ‘The Problem of Popularity: the cancan between the French and digital revolutions’, in Cook, Susan and Dodds, Sherril (eds.) Bodies of Sound: Studies Across Popular Music and Dance. Farnham: Ashgate, pp. 9-24
Co Authored-Books-
Williams, K., Bethell, E., Lawton, J., Parfitt-Brown, C., Richardson, M., Rowe, V. (2011) Completing Your PhD, Basingstoke and New York: Palgrave Macmillan.
Williams, K., Bethell, E., Lawton, J., Parfitt, C., Richardson, M., Rowe, V. (2010) Planning Your PhD, Basingstoke and New York: Palgrave Macmillan.

Name: Elizabeth Painter
Institution: Irish World Academy of Music & Dance, University of Limerick
Role: PhD Candidate- Ethnochoreology
Research Interests: Cuban social & popular dance, casino.  

Name: Dr. Joanna Hall
Institution: Kingston University
Role: Principal Lecturer in Dance
Research Interests: Her research interests include the popular dance practices of musical and club cultures, and the relationship between dance and cultural identities.
Publications:
Books- (2013) Rocking the rhythm: dancing identities in drum ‘n’ bass club culture. In: Dodds, Sherril and Cook, Susan C., (eds.) Bodies of sound: studies across popular music and dance. Farnham, U.K. : Ashgate. pp. 103-116. (Ashgate Popular and Folk Music Series) ISBN 9781409445173
(2008) Mapping the multifarious: the genrification of dance music club cultures. In: Lansdale, Janet, (ed.) Decentring dancing texts: the challenge of interpreting dances. Basingstoke, U.K. : Palgrave Macmillan. pp. 177-193. ISBN 9780230542594
PhD ThesisHall, Joanna Louise (2009) Popular Dance and Cultural Hybridity in UK Drum ‘n’ Bass Club Culture. PhD thesis, University of Surrey

Name: Karen Jaundrill-Scott
Institution: Edge Hill University
Role: Programme Leader for Dance
Research Interests: heritage and multigenerational re- enactment.

Name: Laura Robinson
Institution:  University of Surrey and University of East London
Role: PhD Student at University of Surrey, Lecturer at University of East London
Interests: Popular dance, dance on screen, subcultural theory, television studies, film studies, dance and technology, community dance, arts management
Publications:
(2013). ‘Keeping the faith: issue of identity, spectacle and embodiment in Northern Soul‘ in Dodds, S and Cook, S. (eds) Bodies of Sound: Studies across popular music and dance’. Palgrave Macmillan.
(2014). ‘The Dance Factor: Hip-hop, Spectacle and reality television in Blanco-Borrelli, M. (ed) The Oxford Handbook of Dance and the Popular Screen. Oxford University Press.

Name: Maria Faidi
Institution: University of Chichester
Role: PhD Candidate and Associate Lecturer, Oriental (Belly) Dancer Researcher and Performer
Research Interests: Oriental (Belly) Dance, Media, Performing and Gender Studies
Publications: “Rolling and trembling of the abdomen. Movement as Subaltern Subject in Colonial Egypt” CORD/SDHS Proceedings Athens 2015 (forthcoming)

Name: Dr. Mary Fogarty
Institution: York University
Role: Assistant Professor of Dance
Research Interests: breaking (or b-boying/b-girling)
Publications:
Articles-
 (2012). “Breaking expectations: Imagined affinities in mediated dance cultures.” In Andy Bennett and Brady Robards (eds), Mediated Youth Cultures, a special issue of Continuum: Journal of Media and Cultural Studies. London: Routledge.
Sharing Hip Hop Dance: Rethinking Taste in Cross-cultural Exchanges of Music.” In Carlo Nardi (ed), 16th Biennial IASPM International Conference Grahamstown 2011 Proceedings.
2014). “Interview with Crazy Smooth of BBoyizm Dance Company.” In Centre Stage Magazine. Available online.
Books-
 Fogarty, M. and M. Evans (eds), Movies, Moves and Music: The Sonic World of Dance Films. London: Equinox. (forthcoming)
(2014) “Gene Kelly: The Original, Updated” in Melissa Blanco Borelli (ed) The Oxford Handbook of Dance and the Popular Screen. Oxford University Press.
PhD Dissertation-  (2011). “Dance to the Drummer’s Beat: Competing Tastes in International B-Boy/B-Girl Culture.” University of Edinburgh: PhD dissertation.

Name: Dr. Melissa Blanco Borelli
Institution:Royal Holloway University
Role: Senior Lecturer in Dance
Publications:
Articles- 2012) ‘Dancing in Music Videos, or How I Learned to Dance Like Janet… Miss Jackson’, The International Journal of Screendance, Vol. 2, Spring, pp. 52-55
 (2009) A Taste of Honey: choreographing mulatta in the Hollywood dance filmInternational Journal of Performance Arts and Digital Media. Vol. 5, No. 2&3, p. 141
(2009) ‘ “¿Y ahora qué vas a hacer, mulata?”: Hip choreographies in the Mexican cabaretera film Mulata (1954)’, Women & Performance, Special Issue: Sensualidades: Sounds and Movement in latina/o Culture, Vol. 18, No. 3, pp. 215-233
Books-(ed.) (2014) Oxford Handbook of Dance and the Popular Screen. Oxford: Oxford University Press

Name: Nefeli Tsiouti
Role: Independent scholar
LUTSF winner (Lisa Ullmann Travelling Scholarship Fund for research in
NY in october 2014
Bogliasco Foundation Fellowship award (for research in february-march
2015 in Italy)
Research interests: Biomechanics in Breakdance/ Prevention of injuries
in Breakdance

Name:  Paul Sadot
Institution name: University of Chichester

Roles: PhD Candidate – University of Chichester
Research Interests: Dramaturgy, choreography and  the emergence of hip hop dance theatre in the UK
Publications: ‘Breakin’ Convention: Contemporary Negotiations in UK Hip Hop Dance Theatre’ in Fogarty, Mary and Johnson, Imani Kai (eds.) The Oxford Handbook of Hip Hop Dance Studies. New York and Oxford: Oxford University Press (forthcoming, under contract)
Sadot, P., (2017) ‘The Feeling Is Real’: Authenticity in Northern Soul Dancing in Wall, T, Smith, N, Raine, S (eds), Northern Soul Scene, Sheffield: Equinox, (forthcoming)

Name: Dr Siouxsie Cooper
Institution: Freelance Performance Trainer and Somatics Specialist for Theatre, Dance and Live Performance
Role: Independent Researcher, Teacher and Performance Artist
Research Interests: Belly Dance; Middle Eastern Dance forms and styles, West African Dance, Central Asian Dance, and North African dance; Women in Dance, Rhythm and Sound with movement; Somatics and Body Training for movement and theatre; bell canto breathing work for acting, movement and singing; Live Art; Feminist philosophy in research; devised theatre practices applied to choreographic practice; “Narratives of authenticity” a new critical framework/methodology to assist cross-cultural research and critical arts practice (Cooper 2012).
Publications:
(tbc) “Social theories of Education and Identity Formation for Dance Studies.” (publisher tbc)
(tbc) “Narratives of Authenticity” (publisher tbc)
(2014) “The Dialogical Aesthetic in Belly Dance Performance.” To be presented at PopMoves, Royal Holloway, University of London
(2014) “The Africanist Presence in Belly DanceAfrican Performance London: ADAD
(2013) “Expiating the “Sin” in Belly Dance.” presented at TaPRA popular performance working group, September 2013, Glasgow University
(2013) “Quintessentially English Belly Dance” in Belly Dance Around the World: new communities, identities and performances co-edited Prof Sellers-Young and Dr McDonald Canada: McFarland & Co.
(2012) Walk Like an Egyptian: Belly Dance past and present practices in England. (Ph.D thesis) Falmouth University: Falmouth

Name: Prof. Sherril Dodds
Institution: Temple University
Role: Professor of Dance
Research Interests: striptease, neo-burlesque striptease, popular music performance, hip hop, popular screen dance, cultural theory.
Publications:
Articles- Embodied Transformations in Neo Burlesque Striptease Dance Research Journal (forthcoming)
Books- Bodies of Sound” Issues Across popular Music and Dance (co-edited with Susan Cook, Ashgate, 2013)
Dancing on the Canon: Embodiments of Value in Popular Dance (Palgrave, 2011)
Dance on Screen: Genres and Media from Hollywood to Experimental Art (Palgrave, 2001)
Book Chapters:  Bellowhead: Re-entering Folk through a Pop Movement Aesthetic” in Bodies of Sound (Sherril Dodds and Susan Cook, 2013)
Values in Motion: Reflections on Popular Screen Dance” in Oxford Handbook of Dance and the popular Screen (Melissa Blanco Borelli, 2012)
“Slamming with the Boundaries of Theory and Practice: The Legitimization of Popular Dance” in Routledge Dance Studies Reader (Alexandra Carter and Janet O’Shea, 2009)

Name: Dr Stacey Prickett
Institution: University of Roehampton
Role: Principal Lecturer, Research Degrees Convener
Research Interests: The exploration of socio-cultural issues related to institutional and body politics across a range of dance and performance practices.
Publications:  (2013) ‘Hip-Hop Dance Theatre in London: Legitimising an Art Form’, Dance Research, 31:2, 174-190
(2012) ‘Defying Britain’s Tick-Box Culture: Kathak in Dialogue with Hip-Hop’, Dance Research, 30:2, 169-185

Name: Dr. Stephanie Schroedter
Institution: Freie Universität Berlin
Role: Senior Lecturer
Research interests: Pop music and dance
Publications: (among others editor of) Bewegungen zwischen Hören und Sehen. Denkbewegungen über Bewegungskünste, Würzburg 2012.

Name: Dr. Takiyah Nur Amin
Institution: UNC Charlotte
Role: Assistant Professor of Dance Studies
Research Interests: Black performance and aesthetics, Black feminist thought and activism, 20th-century American concert dance, and pedagogical issues in dance studies
Publications:
Journal articles:
“Girls Run The…What? Michelle Obama, Beyonce and Black Women’s Dis/Respectability Politics.” Conversation Across the Field of Dance Studies XXXII (2013): 9 – 12.
“A Terminology of Difference: Making the Case for Black Dance in the 21st Century and Beyond.” Journal of Pan African Studies 4:6 (2011): 7 – 15.
Book chapters:
“Girl Power, Real Politics: Dis/Respectability, Post-Raciality and the Politics of Inclusion.”
The Oxford Handbook of Dance and the Popular Screen. Ed. Melissa Blanco Borelli. New York: Oxford University Press, 2014.
“The African Origins of an American Art Form.” Jazz Dance: A History of Its Roots and Branches. Eds. Lindsay Guarino and Wendy Oliver. Gainesville: University of Florida Press, 2014. – See more at: http://www.takiyahnuramin.com/my-research.html#sthash.vFfXTa9k.dpuf
“Girl Power, Real Politics: Dis/Respectability, Post-Raciality and the Politics of Inclusion.”
The Oxford Handbook of Dance and the Popular Screen. Ed. Melissa Blanco Borelli. New York: Oxford University Press, 2014.
“The African Origins of an American Art Form.” Jazz Dance: A History of Its Roots and Branches. Eds. Lindsay Guarino and Wendy Oliver. Gainesville: University of Florida Press, 2014. – See more at: http://www.takiyahnuramin.com/my-research.html#sthash.UrKryJbQ.dpuf
“Girl Power, Real Politics: Dis/Respectability, Post-Raciality and the Politics of Inclusion.”
The Oxford Handbook of Dance and the Popular Screen. Ed. Melissa Blanco Borelli. New York: Oxford University Press, 2014.
“The African Origins of an American Art Form.” Jazz Dance: A History of Its Roots and Branches. Eds. Lindsay Guarino and Wendy Oliver. Gainesville: University of Florida Press, 2014. – See more at: http://www.takiyahnuramin.com/my-research.html#sthash.UrKryJbQ.dpuf

Name: Tami Gadir
Institution: University of Edinburgh
Role: PhD Graduate
Research interests: music technology and theories of utopia, dystopia and agency; gender and music technology; the influence of sound upon the aesthetics of bodily movement in contemporary popular music contexts; the relationship between (and inseparability of) music and dance in non-Western cultures.
Publications: Journal article: Gadir, T. (2013) ‘Techno Intersections: an aural account of research in Edinburgh’, in Dancecult, 5(1) .

Name: Prof. Theresa Buckland
Institution: University of Roehampton
Role: Professor of Dance History & Ethnography
Publications: (2011) Society Dancing: fashionable bodies in England, 1870-1920. Basingstoke and New York: Palgrave Macmillan

 

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