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Department of Theatre & Dance
UC San Diego
9500 Gilman Drive MC0344
La Jolla, CA 92093-0344
Phone: (858) 534-3791
Fax: (858) 534-1080
Email: jaf067@ucsd.edu
  Jessica Friedman
Second-year PhD Student


BA in Ethnic and Racial Studies from Columbia University


Jessica Friedman is a second-year PhD student and San Diego Fellow. She received a BA in Ethnic and Racial Studies from Columbia University, Summa Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa. At Columbia, Jessica’s senior thesis, Who is Alright in a Rhythm Nation?: Performance as a Vehicle for Decoloniality, was awarded the Outstanding Thesis award. Her research interests include performance, ethnicity and race, gender, and decolonial feminism. Her work focuses on decoloniality in performance, particularly decolonial aesthetics and decolonial divas. A former professional classical ballerina, Jessica is passionate about the intersection of art, activism, and scholarship.

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