Concordia University

MJ Thompson, PhD

Associate Professor, Interdisciplinary Studies and Practices, Art Education



Office: S-EV 3775 
Engineering, Computer Science and Visual Arts Integrated Complex,
1515 St. Catherine W.
Phone: (514) 848-2424 ext. 5201

MJ Thompson is a writer and teacher working on dance, performance, and visual art. Her dissertation, Impure Movement: Mundane Body Techniques in 20th Century American Choreography (NYU 2009) was recipient of the Cynthia Jean Cohen Bull Memorial Award for Academic Excellence. She was a Lillian S. Robinson Fellow at the Simone de Beauvoir Institute in Montreal in 2010. Her articles have appeared in Ballettanz, Border Crossings, The Brooklyn Rail, Canadian Art, Dance Current, Dance Ink, Dance Magazine, The Drama Review, Women and Performance, Theatre Journal, and elsewhere.


PhD, Performance Studies, New York University

Research interests

Thompson's research interests include dance and performance studies, feminist performance, performance in visual art, theories of everyday life, experimental biography and writing.

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