Megan Hoetger

Theater, Dance & Performance Studies

Megan Hoetger is a PhD candidate in the Department of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies at the University of California, Berkeley with Designated Emphases in Critical Theory and Film. Her dissertation, Rude & Playful Shadows: Kurt Kren and the Performances of Cinema, 1964-1989, tracks the establishment and sustainment of transnational distribution networks for underground and experimental time-based art through the Cold War period. Her research has been supported by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), the Getty Research Institute, and the Max Kade Foundation. In addition to her scholarship, Hoetger also works regularly as an organizer of time-based art events, and she has contributed critical writings on performance, technology, mediatization, and spectatorship to publications including e-misférica, Performance Research, and X-TRA: Contemporary Art Quarterly.