Professor Emerita, Dance
Barbara Sellers-Young is an interdisciplinary scholar with an international research profile in the fields of dance, theatre and performance theory and practice. Her teaching and research have taken her to countries on five continents, including Japan, Sudan, Nepal, India, China, England and Australia. Her publications include ten books and numerous articles on dance, theatre and popular culture. Sustainability in arts practice and the critical contributions creative thinkers and doers bring to civic society are a primary focus of Dr. Sellers-Young’s current work as a scholar and academic administrator. The increasing convergence of art and technology in a globalized world, and the impact of digital technologies as a catalytic force enabling new approaches, driving innovation and spurring new avenues of dissemination throughout the creative economy, are key aspects underpinning the research priorities of the School of the Arts, Media, Performance & Design under her aegis.