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Lauren Bakst works in and around experimental performance, as an artist, writer, scholar, teacher, and curator.


She is currently a PhD Candidate in English at the University of Pennsylvania, where her research and teaching moves across performance studies, poetics, queer & trans studies, and Black feminisms. Lauren's dissertation thinks with  lesbian sex and erotics in an archive of performance, film, and scenes of social life from the 1970s to the present.


Lauren is a member of the Women & Performance editorial collective and regularly teaches seminars in dance and performance studies, contemporary art, critical pedagogies, and gender & sexuality studies. She organizes and curates The School for Temporary Liveness, a para-site for collective study and dissonant communion.

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Photo by Amelia Golden.

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