Assistant Professor, Dance
Office: ENS 121
2015 Ph.D. Performance Studies (Portfolio in Gender Studies), The University of Texas at Austin, Austin TX
2008 M.A. Aesthetics, Ewha Woman’s University, Seoul, South Korea
2006 B.A. Dance & Philosophy, Ewha Woman’s University, Seoul, South Korea
Chuyun Oh (Ph.D. Performance Studies, The University of Texas at Austin) is an Assistant Professor of Dance Theory/Practice at San Diego State University. As a Fulbright scholar, she works at the intersection of dance, performance studies, and Asian studies and focuses on dance ethnography and the construction of racial, gender, sexual, and ethnic identity in transnational popular culture. Her work has appeared in several journals and anthologies, including The Journal of Popular Culture, Dance Chronicle, The International Journal of the History of Sport, The Journal of Fandom Studies, and Communication, Culture & Critique. She started her dance training at the Kirov Academy of Ballet/Universal Ballet Academy at an early age and performed various roles at classical ballet repertoires. In her early career as a modern dancer, she was trained in Horton and Graham techniques, received awards from international dance competitions, including Nakano International Dance Competition Japan, and Seoul International Dance Competition judge by the Ailey School faculty, and performed across Japan, Germany, South Korea, Austria, and the U.S. Currently, she integrates theory with practice through dance ethnography. Since 2016, her dance ethnography has been selected as Top Contributed Performance three years in a row from Performance Studies Division at National Communication Association (NCA). Before coming to SDSU, she was a Visiting Assistant Professor of East Asian Languages and Literatures and Guest Choreographer at Dance and Movement Studies at Hamilton College in New York.