Dr. Ilana Morgan, Assistant Professor
Dr. Ilana Morgan, Ph.D. and BFA in Dance, is an Assistant Professor and Coordinator of the BA in Dance with Teacher Certification at Texas Woman’s University. In addition to teaching dance pedagogy and dance theory courses, she oversees students who are working towards Texas certification to teach dance in public schools, and she is the Director of TWU’s Community Dance Center, which provides dance classes for local Denton community members. As an emerging scholar, her research investigates how social media is a kinesthetic and sensorial experience for many and how definitions of movement, the body, and education—in an ever-increasing hybrid technological and face-to-face world—are changing in relationship to new internet experiences. This research pulls from overlapping theoretical areas such as feminist theories, posthumanism, dance studies, popular culture, and education. Her choreographic works blend the boundaries between human, computer, and image in film, installations, and traditional stage performance and are fueled by her investigations that combine the technological with dance through collaborative partnerships with media artists.