Amanda Graham

Graham, Amanda Jane


Research Interests
  • Postwar American dance and art
  • relational aesthetics
  • history of photography
  • history of film
  • community-based activism
  • cities
  • curatorial practice
Dissertation Project

“The Myth of Movement: Lucinda Childs and Trisha Brown Dancing on the New York City Grid, 1970-1980”

Publications and Presentations
  • “Out of Site: Trisha Brown’s Roof Piece.” Dance Chronicle (March 2013)
  • “Re-Covering the Hiroshima Maidens” in Effie Gemi-Iodanou, Rob Matthew, Ellen McInnes, Stephen Gordon, and Rhiannon Petitt, eds, The Archaeology of Medicine, Healing, and Performance: Interdisciplinary approaches to medicine and material culture (Oxford: Oxbow Press, 2013)
  • “Art Scholarship Gets Personal: Pain, Participation and Nadia Myre’s Scar Project” in Amanda Gilvin, Craig Martin, and Georgia Roberts, eds, Collaborative Futures: Critical Reflections on Publicly Active Graduate Education (Syracuse: Syracuse University Press, 2012)
  • “Assisted Breathing: Developing Embodied Exposure in Oscar Muñoz’s Aliento.” Latin American Perspectives, Arts, Culture, and Politics, Part 2: Representations of Resistance in Latin American Art (May 2012)"
  • Abstract Division: Tracing Nadia Myre’s Scar Trajectory” in Nadia Myre, En[counter]s. (Montreal: Galerie Art Mûr and Musée d’art contemporain des Laurentides, 2011)
Fellowships, Grants and Awards
  • The Raymond N. Ball Dissertation-Year Fellowship
  • University of Rochester Provost’s Fellowship
  • Mellon Dance Studies in/and the Humanities Summer Seminar
  • Northwestern University Summer Institute in Performance Studies
  • Selma Jeanne Cohen Award, Society of Dance History Scholars
  • Celeste Hughes Bishop Award for Distinction in Graduate Studies
  • Walter Read Hovey Memorial Fund Award, The Pittsburgh Foundation
  • Susan B. Anthony Institute Research Grant
Teaching/Curatorial Experience
  • Drawing & Dance (Spring 2013), University of Rochester