Margaret Araneo-Reddy

Adjunct Assistant Professor of Theater, Brooklyn College

Margaret Araneo-Reddy is a New York-based scholar and theatre artist. She is currently a doctoral candidate at the Graduate Center, City University of New York and an Instructor of Drama at New York University. Her current research focuses on the intersection of neuropsychology and popular performance in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Using a cultural model of disability, Margaret examines the ways the small forms of cabaret and vaudeville (in Paris and New York respectively) both represent and embody neurological diversity in performance. Ultimately, this research will be included in a larger project on modernist performance and corporeal difference—one that looks to embodied experiences of disability and impairment to challenge and expand existing models of modernism and modernity.