Dr. Jessica Nydia Pabón-Colón is an interdisciplinary Latina feminist performance studies scholar. She is Assistant Professor of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at SUNY New Paltz.

Dr. Pabón-Colón received her Ph.D. in Performance Studies from New York University and her MA in Women’s Studies from the University of Arizona. Her teaching and research areas include Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies; Cultural Studies (Subcultural, Urban, Youth, Digital); Performance Studies/Theories; Black and Latina/o/x Performance and Visual Culture Studies/Theories (specialization in Hip-Hop Studies); Women of Color Feminisms; LGBT & Queer Studies/Theories; and the Digital Humanities.

Dr. Pabón-Colón is a member of the #academicmom club and gets most of her writing done when everyone else is asleep.

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She published her first book—Graffiti Grrlz: Performing Feminism in the Hip Hop Diaspora— with NYU Press in June 2018.

Her articles are published in Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and SocietyWomen & Performance: a journal of feminist theoryPerformance Research, and TDR: the journal of performance studies. She was an AAUW Dissertation Fellow (2012-13) and a 2012 TEDWomen speaker.


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Keep Public Art Public!

I wrote my first letter to the editor! Dear Editor: Kingston Mayor Steve Noble’s “Art in Public” policy proposal claims to encourage artists to “create artwork that engages with the public,” but the regulatory policy discourages community engagement and censors public art through unnecessary bureaucracies. Last October, I facilitated the “Art in Public” panel at the O+ … Continue reading Keep Public Art Public!

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