Athletics & Dance Building, Riverside, CA 92521

View map Free Event

UCR Department of Dance

New Research in Critical Dance Studies Colloquium Series


Mon. Nov. 20, 3:00 - 5:30 PM, PST

Dance Studio Theater, ATHD 102

Natalia Duong



As self-propagating vegetation that survives the variable nature of brackish waters, mangroves have become metaphors of resilience across disparate global sites. As a species, they are integral to the livelihoods of multispecies populations, aquaculture economies, and the subject formation of communities living at the thresholds of fresh and salt water. Murmurations, alternately, enact a different commons that distributes sense across bodies. This talk and movement workshop will explore choreographies of mangrove forests and murmurations as transcorporeal assemblages to trace networks between human and plant life that were exposed and debilitated by military herbicides and colonial warfare.


Natalia Duong is a researcher, teacher, and performance maker whose work spans performance studies, Asian American studies, disability studies, and the environmental humanities. Her current book, Chemical Diasporas, examines the transnational spread of the chemical compound Agent Orange and the sensory and affective geographies created through its dispersal. Natalia received a PhD in performance studies with a designated emphasis in gender and women’s studies from the University of California, Berkeley. Her writing can be found in Catalyst: Feminism, Theory, Technoscience; Canadian Review of American Studies; Journal of Dramatic Theory and Criticism; and Dance Research. Natalia is currently a University of California President’s Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of California, Los Angeles and she will be joining UC Davis as an Assistant Professor of Asian American studies and science and technology studies in Fall 2024.


Part of:



Coordinated by María Regina Firmino-Castillo

Assistant Professor of Critical Dance Studies


Cosponsors: CHASS Dean's Office and the Center for Ideas and Society; Center for Ideas and Society Performing Difference Faculty Commons.



Free parking is available in Lot 1 Blue for this event. To reserve your free parking permit, follow these steps:

Step 1: Click on this link.

Step 2: Enter your license plate in the “License Plate Number”

Step 3: If the plate is non-California, select the appropriate state for the plate.

Step 4: Press ‘Park’


If you have trouble reserving your permit through OffStreet, you may request assistance with using OffStreet at the Lot 1 kiosk. Plan to arrive at least 30 minutes early if you require assistance. Please note that the kiosk does not sell parking permits.

For any other questions about event parking, please email between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday to Friday, and allow up to one business day to receive a response.



For accessibility and accommodations to fully participate in this event, contact us as soon as possible:


Image credits:

"Rhizophora film still, photo courtesy of Davide De Lillis and Julia Metzger Traber, ¿"

Event Details

  • Evelyn Casique Leon

1 person is interested in this event

User Activity

No recent activity