Gillian Lipton holds a Ph.D. in Performance Studies from New York University. Her research interests include dance and social justice, American theatrical dance, ballet, performance art, and archival theory and practice. Lipton is currently funded by the Ford Foundation to work with dance pioneer Arthur Mitchell on his archive and related research projects. She has danced with Douglas Dunn and others, acted as dramaturge at Dance Theater Workshop (now New York Live Arts), and collaborated on performance projects at the Museum of Modern Art including Yoko Ono: One Woman Show, James Lee Byars: ½ an Autobiography, and Lygia Clark: The Abandonment of Art. She has taught at Barnard College, New York University, and Queens College, CUNY. A participant in the Mellon Postdoctoral Program in Dance Studies, she has been published in The Drama Review and Performance Research.