Hawk, Emily

Field: United States; Advisor: Blake; Year: 2017

Emily Hawk is a PhD student in the Department of History. Her research centers on
20th century American dance and cultural history. She is particularly interested in how choreographers and audiences address and interpret American national identity, and how dance practice and performance more broadly reflect sociocultural attitudes and phenomena. Her current projects investigate American choreography produced during the period of urban renewal in New York City and performative representations of the U.S. Presidents in the aftermath of the Watergate crisis. She also serves as a convener of the graduate Intellectual and Cultural History Workshop.

In summer 2017, Emily completed an M.A., with distinction, in dance history from the University of Roehampton in London, U.K. Her thesis explored historical impulses in 21st-century reconstructions of early 20th century choreographic works by Isadora Duncan, Doris Humphrey, and Agnes de Mille. In 2016, Emily received her B.A., summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, in dance and history at Franklin & Marshall College. 

Emily would be happy to speak with prospective history applicants or anyone interested in her work and can be reached at eah2201@columbia.edu.


"An Anomalous Case of Southern Sympathy: New Jersey's Civil War Stance," The Gettysburg College Journal of the Civil War Era: Vol. 7 , Article 5. 
Available at: http://cupola.gettysburg.edu/gcjcwe/vol7/iss1/5