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Chaunesti Webb

Chaunesti Webb is a PhD candidate and interdisciplinary artist working at the intersection of performance, race, gender, and political economy. Her research interests include Black performance theory, contemporary Black feminist performance, Black feminist theory, performance art history, and feminist art history. Her dissertation examines alternative Black performance aesthetics by investigating how artists theorize and manifest risk, physical vulnerability, and alterity to reimagine identity, forms of belonging, and care in contemporary Black life. With a background in ensemble-based performance, contemplative arts, and devised theater, Chaunesti holds a BA in Communication Studies from The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, and an MFA in Theater and Contemporary Performance from Naropa University.