Molly Roy

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Molly Roy is a Ph.D. candidate in the Performance as Public Practice program and a recipient of a 21-22 Graduate School Continuing Fellowship. Her research focuses on choreographies of surveillance, exploring dance works that thematize and critique surveillance culture while considering how surveillance technologies themselves function as choreographic agents. Her article, "Systems of Choreography: Performing Normal in Pubic," was recently published in the Arts Forum of the journal Surveillance & Society. She is a member of the Dance Studies Association and the Surveillance Studies Network. Roy holds a M.S. in Information Studies from The University of Texas at Austin and a B.A. in Liberal Arts with specializations in dance and education from Prescott College. As an instruction librarian, she received a 2017 Harold W. Billings Library Staff Honors award for her work in teaching and learning services at the Perry-Castañeda Library. She has also worked as a teaching artist for Johnson/Long Dance Company, as a stage manager for Forklift Danceworks and as a high school special education teacher. Roy is a dramaturge, a practicing artist and active member of the Austin dance community and a contributor to Sightlines magazine.


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