Rebecca Chaleff


Rebecca Chaleff is a doctoral student in the department of Theater and Performance Studies

minoring in Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. She holds a BA in English and Dance from Barnard College, Columbia University, and an MA in Gender and Culture from Goldsmiths, University of London. As a dancer, she has performed with Pat Catterson, the Merce Cunningham Dance Company Repertory Understudy Group, and Douglas Dunn and Dancers, among others, and is currently a member of Molissa Fenley and Company. Her academic interests focus on the critical intersection of dance and gender studies, using methods of autoethnography to explore the performative possibilities of doing and undoing, presenting and absenting, the sensient body in space and time. Rebecca has shared her research and performance work at several conferences, including the Critically Kinesthetic Symposium and PSi19, where she also contributed to the online performance review, She was the 2013 recipient of the Marilyn Yalom Research Fund of the Michelle R. Clayman Institute for Gender Research.