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Felipe Cervera

Assistant Professor
Department: UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television
225 Charles E. Young Dr. East
Los Angeles, CA 90095
Tel: 310-825-7008
Keywords: Singapore, Mexico, Theatre

Felipe Cervera works internationally as a theatre and performance scholar and maker. An actor by training, a director by vocation, and a performance studies scholar by conviction, his work studies the politics of performance (and performance studies), understood broadly across academia, theatre, dance, installation, rituals, politics, science, technology, and everyday life. His current research foci are the politics of performance and outer space, performance pedagogy, and planetary methodologies for research and teaching in performance studies. His expertise also includes performance and ecology, Singaporean contemporary dance and theatre, and Mexican contemporary theatre.

He is working on his first monograph, titled Endless Planets: Performance and the Politics of Outer Space, and on an edited collection titled Performance Pedagogy: Objects, Transfers, Formations. His previous work has been published in English, Mandarin, and Spanish in Theatre Research International, Performance Research, Text & Performance Quarterly, Theatre, Dance & Performance Training, Global Performance Studies, European Journal of Theatre and Performance, ATEC International Forum, and Investigación Teatral, among other journals and edited collections. In 2022, he received an Honorable Mention for Outstanding Editing from the Association of Theatre in Higher Education (ATHE) for his collaboration on the joint issue between Global Performance Studies and the Journal of Dramatic Theory and Criticism titled "Collaborative Research in Theatre and Performance Studies."