Jaime Shearn Coan / English
Project: Metamorphosis Theater: An Oral History Project on the Performance Work of Assotto Saint
NML Award: The Social Justice Award (May 2019)
Jaime Shearn Coan is a writer and PhD Candidate in English at The Graduate Center, CUNY, focusing on live performance and writing from the 1980s onward, with an emphasis on queer work that emerged during the early years of the AIDS epidemic–and its archival afterlives. He currently serves as a Mellon Digital Publics Fellow at The Center for the Humanities, and lectures in the Department of Drama, Theatre, and Dance at Queens College. Jaime is the recipient of a 2016 ERI Knickerbocker Award for Archival Research in American Studies and a 2016 Lost & Found Archival Research Awards from The Center for the Humanities. He has taught at Hunter College and City College, and he also served as the 2015-2016 Danspace Project Mellon Curatorial Fellow. His writing has appeared in publications including The Brooklyn Rail, Critical Correspondence, Drain Magazine, Jacket2, Movement Research Performance Journal, TDR: The Drama Review, Troubling the Line: Trans and Genderqueer Poetry and Poetics, Women & Performance, and Bodies of Evidence: Ethics, Aesthetics, and Politics of Movement. Jaime is co-editor of the 2016 Danspace Project catalogue Lost and Found: Dance, New York, HIV/AIDS, Then and Now, and the author of the poetry chapbook Turn it Over, published by Argos Books.