Dr Tom Hastings lectures at London Contemporary Dance School and the Department of Dance at Roehampton University. He supervises postgraduate research in contemporary dance and visual art practice at the intersection of social history, feminism, queer theory, marxism and critical theory. Completed in 2018, His PhD thesis explores the relationship between energy expenditure and verbal transcription through the 1960s, with a particular focus on the writings and choreography of Yvonne Rainer. Tom’s first book, “Johnnie Cooper: Sunset Strip”, was published by Black Dog Press in 2018. His art criticism is regularly featured in magazines such as Frieze, Burlington Contemporary, Studio International and Texte zur Kunst. At present, Tom is co-editing a volume of essays, “Feminist Genealogies of the Body in Art History and Theory”.


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