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Hannah Kosstrin

Visiting Assistant Professor of Dance Hannah Kosstrin, Ph.D., is a dance scholar situated at the intersection of dance, Jewish, and gender studies. Her published work appears in Dance Research Journal, The International Journal of Screendance, and Dance on Its Own Terms: Histories and Methodologies edited by Melanie Bales and Karen Eliot. She regularly presents her research at annual conferences, and she is writing a book about choreographer Anna Sokolow’s work from the 1930s-1960s. Hannah is the project director for KineScribe, a mobile dance notation app supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities Office of Digital Humanities. She has received grants, fellowships, and awards from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Melton Center for Jewish Studies at The Ohio State University (OSU), the P.E.O. International Sisterhood, the Society of Dance History Scholars (SDHS), the Coca-Cola Critical Difference for Women Graduate Studies Grant for Research on Women, Gender, and Gender Equity (OSU), and the Greater Columbus Arts Council. Hannah is Treasurer of the Congress on Research in Dance, and a member of the Professional Advisory Committee of the Dance Notation Bureau. From 2004-2007 she worked with Columbus Movement Movement (cm2) which was named one of Dance Magazine's "25 to Watch" in 2007. She served as SDHS Website Content Editor from 2005-2011. She holds a Ph.D. in Dance Studies from The Ohio State University with a minor in Women’s History, a M.A. in Dance with concentrations in dance history and Labanotation from OSU, a B.A. in Dance from Goucher College, and Labanotation Teacher Certification from the Dance Notation Bureau. Hannah teaches courses in dance history and critical theory, gender studies, Laban movement notation, and contemporary dance technique.

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