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Gwyneth Shanks

Gwyneth Shanks is an Assistant Professor in the Theater and Dance Department at Colby College in Waterville, Maine. Previously she was a Helena Rubinstein Curatorial Fellow in the Whitney Independent Study Program and a Mellon Interdisciplinary Fellow at the Walker Art Center. She earned her PhD in Theater and Performance Studies from the University of California, Los Angeles. Shanks specializes in modern and contemporary performance and conceptual art, with secondary specializations in queer theory and curatorial, museum, and urban studies. Her work is published in X-TRA, Performance Matters, Third Text, and the Journal of Dramatic Theory and Criticism. Additionally, her work appears in Le Musée par la Scéne (Deuxième époque, 2018), Writing the Body: Staging the Other (McFarland Press, 2018), and Theater/Performance Historiography: Time, Space, Matter (Palgrave, 2015).