Layla Zami


Layla Zami (Dr. phil., Dipl.-Pol.) is Visiting Assistant Professor at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY, where she teaches in the fields of humanities, performance studies, and art history. She also works as Interdisciplinary Artist-in-Residence (music, spoken words, physical theater) with Oxana Chi Dance & Art, and is Co-Curator of Dance at the International Human Rights Art Festival. Zami obtained a PhD from the Center for Trandisciplinary Gender Studies at Humboldt-University in Berlin, where she was awarded a Teaching Quality Prize for her seminar Performing Memory. She received an ELES/BMBF Doctoral Fellowship, graduated from Sciences Po Paris, and was a Visiting Research Scholar at Columbia University. Zami is also the co-director of Memory2Go, a documentary film.

transcript-Publications in the Research Fields: Cultural Studies, Cultures of Memory, Dance Theory, Dramatic and Dance Theory, Gender and Queer Studies, Gender in Cultural and Media Studies, Postcolonial Studies

Publications in the Series: Critical Dance Studies

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Contemporary PerforMemory
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Contemporary PerforMemory

Dancing through Spacetime, Historical Trauma, and Diaspora in the 21st Century

An interdisciplinary research journey, introducing the new idea of PerforMemory through a study of contemporary dance-making in Europe, Taiwan, the Caribbean and the USA.

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