Dance Department

Victoria Fortuna

Victoria joined Reed College's Dance Department in Fall 2015 after completing a Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in Dance at Oberlin College, where she taught courses in dance and performance studies. Her teaching and research interests include Latin/o American concert and social dance, dance as a mode of political and community organization, collaborative creation methods, and cultural histories of dance in transnational perspective. Victoria is currently working on a book that examines the relationship between Buenos Aires, Argentina based contemporary dance practices and histories of political and economic violence from the 1960s to the present. She is trained in modern and contemporary dance techniques and collaborates with several Buenos Aires based dance collectives. She has received grants and awards from Fulbright, the Society of Dance History Scholars, the American Society for Theatre Research, and the Latin American Studies Association. Victoria holds a BA in Comparative Literature from Brown University and a PhD in Performance Studies from Northwestern University.

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