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Rosemary Candelario, Ph.D. (Assistant Professor) writes about dance and popular culture through the lens of gender, race, and ethnicity. Whether she is researching the Japanese avant-garde dance, butoh, Asian American dance, vampires, cyborgs, or mass protests, an attention to the political efficacy of moving bodies pervades her work.

 Rosemary’s book, Flowers Cracking Concrete: Eiko & Koma’s Asian American Choreographies was published by Wesleyan University Press in 2016. She has also published in the Journal of Theatre, Dance and Performance Training, The Scholar & Feminist Online, The International Journal of Screendance, Asian Theatre Journal, and The Oxford Handbook of Dance and the Popular Screen, among others.

 Her choreography has been produced across the United States, and as a dancer she has performed across the United States and in Brazil, Canada, Germany, and South Africa.

 Rosemary earned a double BA in Anthropology and German Language and Literature from Boston University and a MA and PhD in Culture and Performance from the University of California, Los Angeles.

 At TWU she teaches graduate theory and writing courses, advises PhD and MA students, and directs the International Dance Company.

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