About the Journal

Women & Performance was founded in 1983 by graduate students in the Department of Performance Studies at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts.  The journal publishes interdisciplinary feminist scholarship on performance, broadly construed.

Since its inception the journal has operated as a feminist collective.  Faculty and graduate students from a variety of disciplines volunteer their time and collectively edit each issue of Women & Performance.  After self-publishing for 23 years, Women & Performance was acquired by Routledge, Taylor & Francis.  With each issue we continue our mission of extending and reformulating notions of gender and performance.


Managing Editor:
E. Hella Tsaconas – New York University

Editorial Assistant:
Yarden Stern - New York University

Book Reviews Editor:
Olivia Michiko Gagnon – New York University

Performance Reviews Editor:
Tara Aisha Willis – New York University

Ampersand Editor:
Trista E. Mallory Whitney Museum of American Art

Online Editor:
Taylor Black – New York University

Public Programs Coordinator:
Christina Yang New York University


Advisory Board:


Patrick AndersonUniversity of California, San Diego
Alicia ArrizónUniversity of California, Riverside
Yvonne Yarbro BejaranoStanford University
Kate BornsteinPerformance Artist and Author
Lydia Brawner – New York University
Jennifer BrodyStanford University
Sarah Jane Cervenak - University of North Carolina, Greensboro
Catherine Ceniza ChoyUniversity of California, Berkeley
Joshua Chambers-LetsonNorthwestern University
Rey ChowDuke University
Kandice ChuhCUNY Graduate Center
Jennifer DoyleUniversity of California, Riverside
Karen FinleyNew York University
Sharon HollandDuke University
John JacksonUniversity of Pennsylvania
Janet JakobsenBarnard College
Kara Jesella –  New York University
Jill LaneNew York University
Debra Levine  – New York University , Abu Dhabi
Ricardo Montez - The New School for Public Engagement
José Esteban Muñoz , in perpetuity.
Amber Jamilla Musser - Washington University in St. Louis
Sianne NgaiStanford University
Cynthia OliverUniversity of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Peggy PhelanStanford University
Alex Pittman - Barnard College
Jasbir K. PuarRutgers University
Juana Maria RodriguezUniversity of California, Berkeley
Rebecca SchneiderBrown University
Alina TroyanoPerformance Artist
Jeanne Vaccaro –Indiana University

Editorial Collective:

Barbara Browning* – New York University
Sophia Cleary- Artist
Samara Davis – New York University
Cynthia Delgado -  New York University 
Amalle Dublon –  Duke University
Olivia Michiko Gagnon - New York University
Summer Kim Lee - New York University
Liz KinnamonUniversity of Arizona
Elizabeth Kurkjian – New York University
Fabiana Lopes - New York University
Joshua Lubin-Levy* New York University
James McMaster- New York University
Trista E. Mallory - Whitney Museum of American Art
Neal MedlynArtist
Ethan PhilbrickNew York University
Sarah RichterNew York University
Alan Ruiz – Artist
Aliza Shvarts –  New York University
Yarden Stern - New York University
Elizabeth Stinson* – New York University
E. Hella TsaconasNew York University
Tara Aisha WillisNew York University
Maya Winfrey –  New York University