Director of Women’s & Gender Studies
Department of Dance
PhD New York University
Ann Dils (PhD, Department of Performance Studies, New York University) is a dance historian with strong interests in movement analysis, feminist theory and research methods, and cultural studies. Her recent essays appear in the International Journal of Screendance and the forthcoming Oxford Handbook of Theatre and Dance and edited collection, Investigating Dance on its Own Terms: Histories and Methodologies (Bales and Eliot, eds.). Dils is Director of Women's and Gender Studies (WGS) at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, the site of the April 18-20, 2013 Southeastern Women's Studies Association conference, OUTRAGE!: Discourses, Practices, and Politics of Protest and Social Transformation. She is also Professor of Dance and teaches courses in dance history and research methods in the Department of Dance and in WGS.
Dils received the Dixie Durr Award for Outstanding Service to Dance Research from the Congress on Research in Dance (CORD) in 2010 and is a former editor of Dance Research Journal and a past president of CORD. She co-directs Accelerated Motion: Towards a New Dance Literacy, a National Endowment for the Arts-funded digital collection of materials about dance. Dils has twice received National Endowment for the Arts grants to support Accelerated Motion.