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LifeWorks Program Head

Gigi Otalvaro

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Education: Ph.D., Theater and Performance Studies (minor: Art History), Stanford University; M.A., Visual and Critical Studies, California Colleges of the Arts; B.A., Hybridity and Performance, Brown University

Research and Professional Interests: women of color feminisms, queer of color critique, performance ethnography, erotic art and performance, psychogeography, art and activism, creativity and contemplation, healing performing arts modalities, embodiment, and affect studies  

Personal Interests: Latin percussion and dance, qigong, laughter yoga, cats, nature, travel, exquisite food and wine  

Courses Taught: LIFE 101: Tools for a Meaningful Life, LIFE 150G: Performing Race, Gender, and Sexuality, LIFE 180: Art, Meditation, and Creation, LIFE 120/PSYC 120/TAPS 102L: Yoga Psychology for Resilience and Creativity, LIFE 104: Tools for Meaningful Communities, WELLNESS 170/TAPS 170W: Laughter and Play for Wellbeing, WELLNESS 171: Laugh to Relax