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Hannah Schwadron

Hannah Schwadron

Assistant Professor
School of Dance
Curriculum Vitae (CV)


Hannah Schwadron, Ph.D, MFA (UC Riverside, Critical Dance Studies and Experimental Choreography) is Assistant Professor of Dance History at Florida State University. Her scholarship focuses on the intersections of Jewish humor studies, Gender and Sexuality Studies, and Dance and Performance Studies, and specifically probes questions of funniness and sexiness for contemporary Jewish female performers across stage and screen genres. Her article, “(Post) Pious and Porn Spectacles: Frontier Choreographies of the US Jewess” is included in Dance in American Culture Anthology, Eds. Jen Atkins, Tricia Young, and Sally Sommer (University Press of Florida, 2014). Hannah continues to perform dance on related themes in intimate spaces nationally and internationally. As part of ongoing theory-practice research, Hannah curates Field Studies, an annual dance showcase that allows performers the space to develop projects with live audiences and peer review. She has taught courses at CUNY Queens College, UC Riverside and before that, as full-time teacher at Saint Elizabeth High School in Oakland, California.


Master of Fine Arts in Experimental Choreography, University of California, Riverside
Doctor of Philosophy in Critical Dance Studies, University of California, Riverside

Teaching Areas

Dance History, GFS.