Transdisciplinary research lecture, "Dancing the data"

February 28, 2014

Time: 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Location: President's Dining Room, Student Center

Sharp and Durham-DeCesaro
Sharp, left, and Durham-DeCesaro

Texas Tech University visiting faculty members Elizabeth Sharp, associate professor of Human Development/Family Studies and Women's Studies, and Genevieve Durham-DeCesaro, associate professor of Theatre and Dance, will discuss transdisciplinary collaboration during a three-day residency at UDM.

Their talk will draw from the academic literature on performative social sciences to describe issues of integrating the arts and sciences and "borrowing" analytic tools from each discipline. They also will discuss ethical dilemmas involved in re-presenting Sharp's narrative research interviews with women as choreography and preview excerpts of the dance performance scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 27.

Both the lecture and dance performance are in conjunction with the 2014 Women's & Gender Studies Biennial Juried Art Exhibition: TRANS at Studio Couture in downtown Detroit, Feb. 12 through March 13. This exhibition explores the theme of TRANSITION and will highlight creative TRANSdisciplinary feminist works that explore TRANSITIONing.

RSVP: Unnecessary

Contact: Rosemary Weatherston, director, Women's and Gender Studies Program
Phone: 313-993-1083