Conversations Across the Field of Dance Studies

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Conversations Across the Field of Dance Studies is an annual publication of Dance Studies Association dedicated to current themes and debates in the field of dance studies. Each issue is edited by (a) different guest editor(s) and is published online in an open access format. As such, Conversations is a venue in which scholars, artists, and educators of dance and related disciplines can respond quickly and publicly to current events and pressing issues as identified by members of an international dance studies community.

Conversations is a completely open-access journal.  Read entire issues on the e-platform.

The Conversations e-platform also hosts a Talk-Back/Letters from the Editors section and a quick response Chat.  



2021 Issue (press release announcement)

The Cyber-Rock Mixtape: A virtual hip hop dance listening cypher 
edited by grace shinhae jun and MiRi "seoulsonyk" Park 

As a multi-media publication, Cyber-Rock Mixtape is a particularly accessible and useful teaching tool. Each video and its accompanying transcript stands alone as an easily assigned viewing/reading to engender vibrant class discussion.  Furthermore and as a continued act of investment in these histories and people, please reach out to DSA for information on inviting any one of these hip hop practitioners to give a lecture, master class, and/or lecture/demonstration. Cyber-Rock Mixtape tells a living history, and we encourage dance studies educators to engage with its respondents directly, as an act of political, financial, and cultural investment. 

Click the video here for the 2021 lightning session, another teaching tool to bring your students into the work. Share it. Cite it. Teach it. 


Rachel Carrico, Editor

Sanchita Sharma, Editorial Fellow 2023

To see the full Editorial Board, visit the Leadership & Management page.