Petra Kuppers

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Petra Kuppers

Professor of English, Theater and Dance, and Women's Studies

Department of English 3187 Angell Hall 435 S. State St. Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1003

Office Location(s): 3187 Angell Hall
petra@umich.edu
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     Petra Kuppers is a disability culture activist, a community artist, and a Professor of English, Theatre and Dance, and Women’s Studies. Her current research work focuses on her creative practice: after writing a number of recent books, she is looking (again) at other ways of producing and playing with knowledge. Prof. Kuppers is interested in creative methodologies and their place in university-level research, and has organized a number of events (for instance, The Anarcha Symposium, part of what is now http://liminalities.net/4-2/anarcha/) where she encourages both artists and non-artists to work together using performance and poetic approaches to meaning and knowledge. Thematically, her work encompasses disability studies, performance studies, critical theory and poetics, medical humanities, and the general fields of arts and expression, arts and health, and arts and community building.