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New Research in Dance Studies: Carrie Streeter and Denise Machin

Wednesday, November 8, 2017
  4:10–6 p.m.

Location: Athletics & Dance Building Dance Studio Theatre, ATHD 102
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Category: Colloquium



Dance 280: Colloquium
New Research in Dance Studies
Coordinated by Linda J. Tomko

Carrie Streeter
, PhD Candidate in U.S. History, UC San Diego
"Outlets for Pent-Up Individualities":
African American Women and the Health Culture
of Black Community Pageants, 1890s-1920s


Denise Machin, PhD Candidate in Critical Dance Studies, UC Riverside
Taking the Floor: Gender Expression, Marriage Equality Debates,
and Ballroom Dancing in the 2010s

Carrie Streeter is a PhD candidate in U.S. history at the University of California, San Diego. She completed a MA in Public History at Appalachian State University, where she wrote a master’s thesis on the Progressive-era development of state hospitals. That process encouraged her to continue investigating cultural factors that shaped how Americans authorized and distributed therapeutic practices for emotional and mental health. The result of this inquiry is her dissertation, Before Yoga: American Movements for Self-Expression and Health, 1840s-1940s.

Image credit: Star of Ethiopia poster, The Crisis, December 1915

Denise Machin is a PhD Candidate at the University of California, Riverside. She is a Chancellor’s Distinguished Fellow, the recipient of the Graduate Research Mentoring Program Award 2016, and a Charles Redd Center for Western Studies Scholar. Machin graduated from Columbia University with a BA in dance and currently competes in dancesport competitions throughout the United States. Machin investigates different amateur ballroom dance communities, including LGBTQIA affiliated organizations and collegiate teams. She is a founding member of the Collegiate Dancesport Association, serving as the secretary on the executive board.  Machin is currently conducting ethnographic research at Brigham Young University and Utah Valley University, as well as at many dancesport competitions including the Boston Open, Floorplay in the Desert, and April Follies. In August of 2016 Machin became the first woman to serve as the Director of the Claremont Colleges Ballroom Dance Company. She also serves as adjunct faculty in Pomona College’s Physical Education Department.

Presentations are followed by dialogue with audience, then reception on the patio.

Open to: Campus Only
Admission: Free
Sponsor: Dance Department

Contact Information:
Kathy DeAtley
(951) 827-3245