Rhonda Garelick

Rhonda Garelick

Rhonda Garelick

Interdisciplinary Arts Symposium Director and Professor of English

Dr. Garelick is Professor of English in the College of Arts and Sciences with a special joint appointment in the Hixson-Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts. She is the founder and Director of the Interdisciplinary Arts Symposium for the Hixson-Lied College.

She is a scholar of theater, dance, fashion and cultural politics. She is the author of Rising Star (Princeton University Press, 1998—winner of the Kayden Award for outstanding manuscript in the Humanities) and Electric Salome: Loie Fuller's Performance of Modernism (Princeton University Press, 2007). Her work has also appeared in the New York Times, New York Newsday, the Chicago Tribune, the International Herald Tribune and the Sydney Morning Herald, as well as in numerous literary journals, critical anthologies and museum catalogues. For her work, Garelick has received awards from organizations including: the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Whiting Foundation, the Getty Research Institute, the American Council of Learned Societies, the Dedalus Foundation, the American Association of University Women and the French government. In 2006, she received a John Simon Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship.

Professor Garelick has taught at Yale University, the University of Colorado at Boulder, Columbia University and Connecticut College. She received her Ph.D., M.A., and B.A. in French and Comparative Literature from Yale University, and has done graduate work at both the University of Paris/VII and the Ecole Normale Supérieure. She has also spent more than 10 years as a research and strategy consultant to industries including fashion, television and journalism.

Follow the links below to read Professor Garelick's contributions to the New York Times: