Department Chair:
Ann Cooper Albright

Phone: 440 7758156
Fax: 440 7758340

Warner Center 100
30 N. Professor St.
Oberlin, OH, 44074

Victoria Fortuna

Victoria Fortuna

Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow and Visiting Assistant Professor of Dance

Contact Information


Warner 110
(440) 775-5586

Victoria Fortuna

Victoria Fortuna

Educational Background

  • B.A., Brown University, 2007
  • Ph.D., Northwestern University, 2013

Victoria Fortuna's teaching and research interests include the history and criticism of Latin/o American concert and social dance, dance as a mode of political and community organization, and cultural histories of dance in transnational perspective. She is currently preparing a book manuscript on the relationship between Buenos Aires, Argentina based contemporary dance practices and histories of political and economic violence from the 1960s to the present. Victoria has guest lectured at the National University Institute of the Arts in Buenos Aires where she directed a dance archival project and forms part of the Institute for Research in Movement Arts. She has received grants and awards from Fulbright, the Society of Dance History Scholars, the American Society for Theatre Research, and the Latin American Studies Association. Her writings have appeared in Performance Research, Theatre Journal, and e-misférica. Victoria is trained in modern and contemporary dance techniques and collaborates with several Buenos Aires based dance collectives.