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Sarah Dove

Sarah Dove

Sarah Dove

Ph.D. Candidate


476 or 480 Hagerty Hall
1775 S. College Road
Columbus, OH

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Areas of Expertise

  • Dance Studies
  • Religious Studies
  • Cultural Studies

Sarah Dove holds an MA in Dance Theories and Practices from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, and a BA in Music and Business from Otterbein College. During her studies, Ms. Dove received many awards to support her research including the Sue Stinson Endowment Award. As a graduate teaching assistant, Ms. Dove was integral to the continuance of interdisciplinary course offerings for dance majors at UNCG, as she designed curriculum for and taught the department's sole Music for Dance class.

Sarah is a PhD student and Graduate Teaching Associate in the Department of Comparative Studies at the Ohio State University. As a part of her research, she uses dance studies–with specific attention to the theoretical potential of choreographic processes–as a lens through which to view cultural phenomena. As an emerging artist, teacher, and scholar, her primary research initiatives advocate for the fusion of theory and practice for the purpose of creating culturally and socially informed modes of investigation and creative output. Ms. Dove's knowledge of, and experience within, the choreographic process of the US contemporary concert dance tradition provides analytical tools that can be used to illuminate and reflect upon the physical body as it confronts social and cultural phenomena.