Performance Studies international (PSi) invites members to join PSi’s advisory committee on antiracism and anticolonialism. Understanding that uneven global geographies are frequently reflected in institutions and organizational practices, the advisory committee seeks to help the PSi Board of Directors reflect upon the organization’s current practices as well as implement antiracist and anticolonialist actions for the betterment of PSi. Under the direction of the Director of Antiracist Actions and Practices, the committee collaboratively works on projects, events, and opportunities with the purpose of continuing research and education on issues of race and performance, considering pathways to engage the organization more effectively in antiracist and anticolonialist practices. Committee members will serve for 3-4 annual cycles–with organizational work to begin in January 2022. The committee meets in person or online a minimum of six times a year, including at the annual conference, and is otherwise in regular contact through digital means. We encourage applications from Artist/Scholars who identify as diverse (eg. Black and Global Majority, Indigenous peoples/First Nations, people of colour, LGBTQIA+, living with disability).

Committee members must be:

  • current PSi members or individuals motivated to become PSi members at time of acceptance;
  • available for online meetings and project updates (most times of the year, this means responding to email and other messages; however, during busy times, this can entail regular Zoom meetings);
  • committed to diversifying PSi and performance studies more generally as well as building a wide network of scholars and artists.

To apply, interested parties should send a cv and 1-2 page application letter explaining what the candidate might bring to the committee to the Director of Antiracist Actions and Practices, Kimberly Welch (

The deadline is December 1, 2021. If you require assistance with your application, please contact us. A description is available in alternate formats if required, including Non-English Language, Large Print, and Plain English.

This call for participation can be downloaded in PDF form here