Melissa Wansin Wong

Melissa Wansin Wong

Melissa Wansin Wong
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PhD Candidate - Theatre, Graduate Center, City University of New York
MA - Performance Studies, Tisch School of the Arts, New York University
BA (Hons.) - National University of Singapore



Melissa Wansin Wong is a lecturer in the Communication and Theatre Arts Department and has taught and worked in various CUNY colleges for the past five years. Melissa received her B.A. Hons in Theatre and literature at the National University of Singapore, and an M.A. in Performance Studies at the Tisch School of the Arts, New York University. She has served in various committees in her field; as Chair of the Graduate Students Committee on the board of Performance Studies international (PSi) from 2008 – 2012, and currently as Secretary of the Performance Studies Focus Group at the Association of Theatre in Higher Education (ATHE). She has been selected as an Emerging Scholar in both the Association of Asian Performance and Performance Studies focus groups at the ATHE, and has published in Theatre Journal and Asian Theatre Journal. She is currently writing her dissertation on the performance of human rights in Asian cities as a Ph.D candidate at the Graduate Center CUNY, where she is an Enhanced Chancellor’s Fellow.  In her past incarnations, Melissa was a theatre performer, arts-worker, and educator living and working in Singapore.