Assistant Professor, Dance
Hannah Kosstrin is a dance historian whose work engages dance, Jewish, and gender studies, and modes of movement analysis. Her research and teaching interests include dance histories of the United States, Israel and the Jewish diaspora, Latin America, Europe, South Asia, and the African diaspora; gender and queer theory; nationalism and diaspora studies; Laban movement notation and analysis; and digital humanities. She is author of Honest Bodies: Revolutionary Modernism in the Dances of Anna Sokolow (Oxford, 2017), finalist for the Jordan Schnitzer Book Award, and Faculty Lead for the augmented reality dance scoring application LabanLens. Her research questions engage how dances and their receptions manifest globally circulating values related to gender, race, class, and nation through spectatorial interactions.