GPS – Global Performance Studies

GPS: Global Performance Studies is a peer reviewed, online, interdisciplinary academic journal published under the auspices of Performance Studies international (PSi). GPS provides a publication platform and resources for artists and scholars engaged in performance and performance studies. GPS draws from the practice of artists, and the research of scholars, as well as the intersections of practice as research and research as practice. GPS publishes articles and artistic research broadly relating to performance studies, including contemporary performance practices, theory, politics, social and cultural contexts, performance and visual arts and media, and connections to everyday life. GPS aims to expand published perspectives on performances studies, including diverse performance practices, research methods, and locations, while encouraging continued discussion throughout the PSi membership.

GPS provides methods of accessing, publishing, and archiving digital content that go beyond traditional, text-centric models of research, using cross-platform and supplemental media, video, and audio recordings. GPS encourages contributions of innovative publications, including multimedia and cross-platform efforts in various forms such as: video essays, clips, audio papers, podcasts, and recordings; performance texts, scores, and scripts; as well as more conventional academic articles. GPS will be published biannually, available via a website with some content available for download.

GPS aims to create and utilize digital methods of publishing as a method for disrupting and intervening in centralized, culturally specific discourses. GPS investigates new perspectives on performance studies and, at the same time, invests in the design of an online infrastructure that will allow for more equal participation of researchers and artists worldwide giving shape to performance studies. GPS uses emerging forms of technology to provide opportunities and accommodations to people with disabilities. GPS is developing tools for translation used in the dissemination of research and practice, enabling discussions and the transfer of ideas between cultures, and vitalizing movement toward an inclusive community of mutual understanding.

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GPS Board


Dr. Kevin Brown
Associate Professor of Digital Media and Performance Studies
University of Missouri (USA)

Dr. Felipe Cervera
Lecturer of Theatre and Performance
LASALLE College of the Arts (Singapore)

Dr. Nesreen N. Hussein
Lecturer in Contemporary Theatre
Middlesex University London (UK)

Editorial Board

Dr. Joshua Abrams
Deputy Dean, Academic, The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama
University of London (UK)

Dr. Maaike Bleeker
Professor of Theatre Studies
Utrecht University (Netherlands)

Dr. Debra Caplan
Assistant Professor of Theatre
Baruch College, City University of New York (USA)

Dr. Heather Carver
Chair, Department of Theatre
University of Missouri (USA)

Dr. Matthew Causey
Professor, School of Drama, Film and Music
Trinity College Dublin (Ireland)

Dr. Steve Dixon
President, LASALLE College of the Arts (Singapore)

Dr. Peter Eckersall
The Graduate Center, City University of New York (USA)

Dr. Jason Farman
Associate Professor of American Studies, Director of Design Cultures & Creativity
University of Maryland, College Park (USA)

Dr. Elizabeth Jochum
Assistant Professor, Art and Technology, Erasmus Media Arts Cultures
Department of Communication and Psychology, Aalborg University (Denmark)

Dr. Jazmin Llana
Associate Professor of Drama, Theatre, and Performance
Department of Literature, De La Salle University-Manila (Philippines)

Dr. Paige McGinley
Assistant Professor of Performing Arts
Washington University in St. Louis (USA)

Dr. Jon McKenzie
Visiting Professor of English
Dean’s Fellow for Media and Design
College of Arts and Sciences, Cornell University (USA)

Dr. Derek Miller
Assistant Professor of English, Harvard University (USA)

Dr. Jennifer Parker-Starbuck
Head of Department and Professor of Theatre and Performance Studies
Department of Drama, Theatre and Performance (UK)

Dr. Paul Rae
Associate Professor, School of Culture and Communication
University of Melbourne (Australia)

Dr. Heike Roms
Professor in Performance Studies
Aberystwyth University (UK)

Dr. David Saltz
Associate Professor and Head Executive Director, Ideas for Creative Exploration University of Georgia (USA)

Caridad Svich, MFA
English Department, Rutgers University-New Brunswick (USA)

Dr. Miguel Escobar Varela
Assistant Professor of Theatre Studies, National University of Singapore (Singapore)