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Performance Studies

Ann Pellegrini

Ann Pellegrini
Associate Professor, Performance Studies and Religious Studies


Office: 726 Broadway 5FL


Ph.D., 1994; Cultural Studies, Harvard University
A.M., 1992; Study of Religion, Harvard University
B.A., 1988; Literae Humaniores, Oxford University
A.B., 1986; Classics, Harvard-Radcliffe College


Major Interests: religion, sex, and the law; queer theory; feminist theory; Jewish cultural studies; psychoanalysis and culture; psychoanalysis and race; religion and performance; cultures of childhood; secularism; trauma studies.

Affiliations: Director, Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality, New York University; Co-Editor, Sexual Cultures book series, New York University Press; Board of Advisors, New York University Press; Contributing Editor, Studies in Gender and Sexuality; Executive Council, North American Association for the Study of Religion; Member, Social Text Collective.
Fellowships/Honors: Fulbright-Freud Visiting Scholar of Psychoanalysis, Austrian Fulbright Commission and Sigmund-Freud-Society; Arnold Grossman Award for Outstanding Faculty/Staff Service to the LGBT Community, Office of LGBT Student Services, New York University. First Annual BGLT Faculty Ally Award, Harvard University; Nominee, Jonathan R. Levenson Memorial Junior Faculty Teaching Award, Harvard University; National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Seminar (Jewish Cultural Studies); M ellon Fellowship in the Humanities; Harvard University Graduate Writing Fellowship; Keasbey Scholarship, Oxford University. John Osborne Sargent Prize for Latin Translation, Harvard University; Wabash Center Teaching Colloquy on Religious Commitments in the Undergraduate Classroom, Crawfordsville, IN, 2010-2011