JESSICA CALVANICO Adjunct Lecturer, History of Performance Art
MA in Social Sciences, University of Chicago
Jessica Calvanico completed her graduate studies at the University of Chicago in 2009, where she studied Social Sciences. With a background in Anthropology, she has conducted fieldwork in Washington D.C., Chicago, and the Mississippi Delta studying music, performance, myth and how they intersect with race, gender, space and ethnography. She recently published Avalon, a collection ethnographic plays based on homosocial language practices. She also wrote, directed and performed a play based on that book entitled Avalon: A Play in Four Acts. She has performed and lectured nationally at UC San Diego, UT Texas, Art Institute of Chicago and MoMa PS1.
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