Kate Elswit is an academic and dancer whose research on performing bodies combines dance history, performance studies theory, German cultural studies, and experimental practice. In 2009, she received her doctorate from the University of Cambridge and joined the Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship of Scholars in the Humanities at Stanford University, where she taught in the Department of Drama and the Division of Dance. She is currently a Lecturer in German Studies at Stanford University, and Visiting Faculty in Critical Studies at CalArts. She has won two major awards for scholarly publications: the Gertrude Lippincott Award from the Society of Dance History Scholars for her 2009 essay in TDR: The Drama Review, and the Biennial Sally Banes Publication Prize from the American Society for Theatre Research for her 2008 Modern Dramaessay. Her articles have also appeared in Performance Research and Art Journal, with a new essay forthcoming in the edited collection New German Dance Studies from University of Illinois Press. At present, she is finishing the manuscript for Watching Weimar Dance (forthcoming Oxford UP).