Megan Metcalf

Humanities and Sciences


Megan Metcalf is an art and dance historian at work on a book about the appearance of dance and performance in contemporary art spaces. She brings a practitioner’s perspective to scholarly research, combining work in institutional and personal archives with the study of movement practices. Her critical writing has appeared on, Open Space and in Contemporary Art Review LA (Carla), among others. Her research projects have been supported by organizations including the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation, the New York Public Library and New York’s Danspace Project. She received a PhD from University of California, Los Angeles in 2018 and has held teaching positions at Otis College of Art and Design and the Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc) in addition to UCLA, where she has been teaching since 2016.