Center for Writing, Writing Associates

Buck Wanner is a PhD candidate in Theatre at Columbia University and studies Dance History. He writes about contemporary experimental dance for various publications, and has served as an editor for Movement Research Performance Journal, Culturebot, and American Realness's catalog READING.

Writing earned Christine Malvasi B.A. from Princeton University and her M.F.A. in Creative from New York University, where she currently teaches essay writing. She has participated in writing residencies and fellowships throughout the United States and Italy. Her work explores interdisciplinary approaches to poetry writing and performance.

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