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Janet O’Shea

Professor 

Dance, Martial Arts, Postcolonial Studies, Phenomenology, Life Writing

 

Office: 140F Glorya Kaufman Hall, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA 90095

Tel: 310-825-0198

Fax: 310-825-7507

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BA Anthropology and Dance, Wesleyan University (1990)

MA South Asian Studies, University of California, Berkeley (1995)

PhD Dance History and Theory, University of California Riverside (2001)

 

Janet O’Shea is author of At Home in the World: Bharata Natyam on the Global Stage, co-editor of the Routledge Dance Studies Reader (second edition), and a member of the editorial review board for the Routledge Online Encyclopedia of Modernism. Recipient of a UCLA Transdisciplinary Seed Grant to study the cognitive benefits of Filipino Martial Arts training, she is completing an ethnographic memoir entitled Risk, Failure, Play: What Martial Arts Training Reveals about Proficiency, Competition, and Cooperation. She recently gave a TED Talk, entitled “Beyond Winning,” on competitive play and offered a keynote presentation at the second annual Martial Arts Studies conference. 

 

Having worked as a Reader in Dance Studies at Middlesex University (UK) and Lecturer in Dance Studies at the University of Surrey (UK), she is currently Professor of dance studies in the department of World Arts and Cultures/Dance at UCLA. 

 

Her UCLA teaching includes instruction at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Undergraduate teaching includes World Dance Histories and History of Modern and Postmodern Dance. Graduate teaching includes Theories of Corporeality and graduate writing seminars. Electives such as Risk, Failure, Play and Work in Creative Practice, and Memoir and Ethnography of Movement Practices are open to both undergraduate and graduate students. Emerging areas of teaching interest include ethnography of sport, life writing, and food politics. 

 

Select Publications:  

Risk, Failure, Play: What Dance Reveals about Martial Arts Training. Oxford University Press. 2019. Click here for more information.


"He's an Animal:" Naturalizing the Hyperreal in Modern Combat Sport. In Bowman, Paul, ed. The Martial Arts Studies Reader. Cardiff University Press. 2019. Click here for more information.


It Matters How You Move: An Ethnographic Memoir on Collaboration between Dance Studies and Neuroscience. Dance Research Journal 49 (3): 6 - 23.  Click here for more information.

Making Play Work: Competition, Spectacle and Intersubjectivity in Hybrid Martial Arts. In Dodds, Sherril, ed. Oxford Handbook of Dance and Competition. Oxford University Press. Forthcoming.

  Click here for more information.

 

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Tue Nov 20 @ 6:30PM
What is Work?
Thu Nov 22 @12:00AM
Thanksgiving Day Holiday
Fri Nov 23 @12:00AM
Thanksgiving Day Holiday
Tue Nov 27 @ 6:30PM
What is Knowledge?
WACD alum Meena Murugesan wins Bessie Award

WACD alum Meena Murugesan wins Bessie Award

Bessie Awards -The New York Dance and Performance Awards OUTSTANDING VISUAL DESIGN: Mimi Lien, Peiy...
Lula Washington on KCET

Lula Washington on KCET

For Lula and Erwin Washington, the Lula Washington Dance Theatre is more than just a building or st...
Shweta Saraswat joins ACTA

Shweta Saraswat joins ACTA

After National Search, ACTA Welcomes Three Exceptional Staff Members. Not often does a small organi...
 Jade Robertson  TEDxTalks

Jade Robertson TEDxTalks

Dance is my ministry | Jade Robertson | TEDxUCLA What would the world look like if we all became ch...
Shamell Bell TEDxTalks

Shamell Bell TEDxTalks

Becoming a lighthouse: co-choreographing our movements | Shamell Bell | TEDxUCLA How does dance rev...
Nia Love

Nia Love

Nia Love featured in Dance Magazine's "Meet the Black Women Who Paved the Way for Postmodern Dance ...
Maya Zellman

Maya Zellman

Meet Maya Zellman (WACD BA 2005) of Maya’s Brigadeiro Brazilian Sweets in Sherman Oaks featured i...
Elyan Hill - Ghana

Elyan Hill - Ghana

This past summer from August 9-13th a couple of WAC/D students and a student who graduated from the...
Jeremy Peretz - AAA Prize

Jeremy Peretz - AAA Prize

  One of our great Culture and Performance PhD students, Jeremy Peretz, has just won second pri...
Dr. Neelima Jeychandran - Indian Ocean

Dr. Neelima Jeychandran - Indian Ocean

 Recent Culture and Performance PhD, Dr. Neelima Jeychandran, will participate in the UCLA Fowl...