Layla Zami


Layla Zami (Dr.), born 1985, 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 with Oxana Chi Dance & Art, and is Co-Curator of Dance at the International Human Rights Art Festival. Zami obtained a PhD in Gender Studies at Humboldt-University in Berlin, where she was awarded a Teaching Quality Prize for her seminar Performing Memory. She received a Doctoral Fellowship from the Ernst Ludwig Ehrlich Scholarship Fund (ELES/BMBF) and was a Visiting Research Scholar at Columbia University.

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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