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Neurohumanities Salon 1

When Feb 26, 2016
from 06:00 PM to 09:00 PM
Where To register and receive location details please RSVP to Serap Erincin at sze5121@psu.edu
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with special guests Rosi Braidotti, Director of the Centre for the Humanities at Utrecht University and William Doan, Professor of Theatre and ADRI at Penn State

Rosi Braidotti bio:
Rosi Braidotti received her B.A. from Australian National University in 1978, and her Ph.D. from the Université de Paris, Panthéon-Sorbonne in 1981. In 2005 she became a Knight in the Order of the Netherlands Lion, and in 2009 an Honorary Fellow of the Australian Academy of the Humanities; currently she is Distinguished University Professor and founding Director of the Centre for the Humanities at Utrecht University. A world figure in gender and critical theory, she set up in 1989 the Network of Interdisciplinary Women’s Studies in Europe (NOI&SE) within the Erasmus Programme. Her many books, published throughout Europe, include Nomadic Subjects: Embodiment and Sexual Difference in Contemporary Feminist Theory (Columbia, 1994), Metamorphoses: Towards a Materialist Theory of Becoming (Polity, 2002), and, most recently, The Posthuman (Polity, 2013).
William Doan bio: 
William J. Doan holds a BA in Theatre and Communication, an MFA in Directing, and a Ph.D. in American Studies. In addition to articles in scholarly journals, Doan has co-authored three books, Prophets, Performance and Power, Twice Used Songs: Performance Criticism of the Songs of Ancient Israel, and The Story of Naomi/The Book of Ruth: Gender to Politics. As a playwright, he has had two works premiere at the Cincinnati Fringe Festival and his play, Bud’s Last Prayer, was selected by the Mizzou New Play Series for a spring 2010 workshop production. Doan has also created and performed four solo performance projects at a variety of venues across the U.S. His current work, which investigates brain injury, consciousness, and identity includes a new play, Drifting, which received a workshop at Dixon Place Theatre in New York, March 2015, a short graphic narrative in the Annals of Internal Medicine titled She Never Woke Up, and a graphic novel in development for the Penn State Press Graphic Medicine series.. He is a Professor of Theatre and Women’s Studies at The Pennsylvania State University and the immediate past president of the Association for Theatre in Higher Education. http://driftingplay.weebly.com/https://doandraws.wordpress.com/http://annals.org/article.aspx?articleid=2480038

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