George Doran

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  • PhD in Culture and Performance, UCLA Department of World Arts and Culture
  • MA in Feminist Performance, University of Bristol, United Kingdom
  • BA in Experimental Dance, Hogeschool voor de Kunsten Arnhem, Holland



  • Dance Studies
  • Performance Studies
  • Queer Disability Studies
  • Colonialism/Imperialism Studies


  • Introduction to LGBT Studies
  • Heteronormative Colonialism


  • Congregating on Denzel: niv Acostas Deconstruction of Black Masculinity.” in Conversations Across The Field of Dance Studies:Dancing the African Diaspora Common Embrace: The choreography of Wellbeing in Rosemary Lees inclusive dancing communities.” In The Handbook on Dance and Wellbeing.
  • The hysterical spectator: Searching for critical identification among dancing nellies, andro-dykes, and drag queens. In Meanings and Making in Queer Dance, Unpredictable Maneuvers: Eva Karczags Improvised Strategies for Thwarting Institutional Agendas. In The Handbook of Improvisation in Dance, 2014.
  • Negotiating the Spectacle in Transgender Performances of Alexis Arquette, Zackary Drucker, DavEnd, niv Acosta, and Tobaron Waxman.”
    In Transgender Studies Quarterly 1.1:2., 2013.
  • Forget Provocation, Let’s have Sex. Dance Theatre Journal 25:2.