Dr. Mark Sussman
Co-investigator - Concordia University
Mark Sussman is a theatre artist and performance scholar working on the animation of public space and the integration of old and new technologies in live performance. He earned his PhD from the Department of Performance Studies at New York University, where he received the Michael Kirby Memorial Award for his doctoral dissertation on 18th and 19th Century stagings of the new technology of electricity. He joined Concordia University’s faculty and moved to Montreal from New York in 2005. He is currently Associate Dean, Academic Affairs in the faculty of Fine Arts and Associate Professor in the department of Theatre. And in 2014, he was the academic convener for the Manifest: Choreographing Social Movements in the Americas, the 9th Encuentro of the Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics at New York University.