Philip Auslander

Dr. Philip Auslander was appointed to the Georgia Tech faculty in 1987 and has been a Professor in the School of Literature, Media, and Communication since 1999. Dr. Auslander teaches primarily in the area of Performance Studies with particular interests in the performance of music, performance and technology, and the documentation of performance. He is a contributing editor to several journals in theatre or performance studies based in the US or the UK. Auslander is the author of six books and editor or co-editor of two collections, including Presence and Resistance: Postmodernism and Cultural Politics in Contemporary American Performance (University of Michigan, 1992), From Acting to Performance: Essays in Modernism and Postmodernism (Routledge, 1997), Liveness: Performance in a Mediatized Culture (Routledge, 1999; second edition in 2008), Performing Glam Rock: Gender and Theatricality in Popular Music (University of Michigan, 2006), and Reactivations: Essays on Performance and Its Documentation (forthcoming University of Michigan Press, 2018). He received the prestigious Callaway Prize for the Best Book in Theatre or Drama for Liveness. He is the editor of Performance: Critical Concepts, a reference collection of 89 essays in four volumes published by Routledge in 2003 and, with Carrie Sandahl, co-editor of Bodies in Commotion: Performance and Disability (University of Michigan Press, 2005), winner of the Association for Theatre in Higher Education's Research Award for Outstanding Book in 2006. In addition to his work on performance, Auslander has also worked as a freelance art writer and contributed art criticism to ArtForum International Magazine for ten years. He has written catalogue essays for museums and galleries in Austria, Norway, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, and the United State and  is the editor of The Art Section: An Online Journal of Art and Cultural Commentary. As of the spring of 2013, Dr. Auslander has been active on the Atlanta film scene as an actor, appearing in over 15 projects since then.