Visiting Speakers

Diana Taylor

University Professor
New York University

Diana Taylor is University Professor and Professor of Performance Studies and Spanish at NYU.  She is the author of Theatre of Crisis: Drama and Politics in Latin America (1991), which won the Best Book Award given by New England Council on Latin American Studies and Honorable Mention in the Joe E. Callaway Prize for the Best Book on Drama; of Disappearing Acts: Spectacles of Gender and Nationalism in Argentina's 'Dirty War' (Duke U.P., 1997); and The Archive and the Repertoire: Performing Cultural Memory in the Americas (Duke U.P., 2003), which won the ATHE Research Award in Theatre Practice and Pedagogy and the Modern Language Association Katherine Singer Kovacs Prize for the best book in Latin American and Spanish Literatures and Culture (2004).

Corinna Treitel

Associate Professor of History
Washington University in St. Louis

Corinna Teitel is a German historian interested in the many ways that science, culture, and politics have intersected since the late eighteenth century. Her first book, A Science for the Soul: Occultism and the Genesis of the German Modern examined the German occult movement as an aspect of European modernism.

Sarah Victoria Turner

Assistant Director for Research
Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art

Sarah Victoria Turner is responsible for the Centre's lively events programme, assists the Director and Deputy Directors of Studies with all aspects of the Centre's activities, and collaborates on research projects with colleagues at the Yale Centre for British Art, as well as teaching on the Centre's Yale-in-London programme. The role also involves leading the implementation of new digital projects, such as the online journal British Art Studies.

Pia van Gelder

Research Associate
University of New South Wales Australia

Pia van Gelder is an artist, academic and curator and lectures in the Faculty of Art and Design where she is also a PhD candidate.

Rinaldo Walcott

Director, Women and Gender Studies Institute
The University of Toronto

Rinaldo Walcott is the Director of the Women and Gender Studies Institute at The University of Toronto. His research and teaching is in the area of Black Diaspora Cultural Studies with an emphasis on queer sexualities, masculinity and cultural politics. A secondary research area is multicultural and transnational debates with an emphasis on nation, citizenship and coloniality.

Rosanna Warren

The Hanna Holborn Gray Distinguished Service Professor
University of Chicago

Rosanna Warren is an acclaimed poet, whose research interests include translation, literary biography, literature and the visual arts, and relations between classical and modern literature.

Christopher White

Associate Professor of American Religious History
Vassar College

Christopher White is Associate Professor of American Religious History at Vassar College, where he has taught since 2008.

Susan Willis

Associate Professor of English
Duke University

Susan Willis is the author of Specifying: Black Women Writing the American Experience (University of Wisconsin Press, 1987) and a book on mass culture, A Primer For Daily Life (Routledge, 1990). She is co-author of Inside the Mouse: Work and Play at Walt Disney World (Duke University Press, 1995).