My research in performance studies and cultural studies investigates the relationship between performance and belonging with a particular emphasis on the challenges to belonging brought on by globalization and technological change. My published scholarship appears in the journals Text and Performance Quarterly, Qualitative Inquiry, Liminalities: A Journal of Performance Studies, Theatre Annual among others. My teaching and scholarship are nurtured by my commitment to producing both live and mediated art as a director, writer, and performer. Prior to arriving at LSU I taught at San Jose State University where I was granted tenure and promoted to Associate Professor in 2014.
Performance Ethnography, Oral History, New Media, Performance Art, Performative Writing, Politics of Performance, Environmental Performance, Modern Greek Studies, Whiteness and Privilege, Non-visible Disability
2013 Dwight L. Freshly Outstanding New Teacher Award, Southern States Communication Association.
Podcast “Catalogue of Ships” features on WBEZ Chicago Public Radio’s Re:Sound and boingboing.net
Two time Moth Storytelling Slam Champion
David P. Terry and Sarah Vartabedean “Alone but Together: Eminent Performance on the Appalachian Trail.” Text and Performance Quarterly 33 (2013):344-360. Print.
David P. Terry “Showing Our Work.” Text and Performance Quarterly 33 (2013): 223-224. Print.
David P. Terry “Grain: A Video Essay.” Liminalities: A Journal of Performance Studies. 9.1 (2013).Video Essay.Web.
Jennifer Mease and David P. Terry “[Organizational (Performance] of Race): The Co-Constitutive Performance of Race and School Board in Durham, NC” Text and Performance Quarterly 32 (2012):121-140. Print.
David P. Terry “Global Co-incidence: ‘Ontos’ Poetics of the Worldwide.” Text and Performance Quarterly 30 (2010): 335-355. Print. Lead Article.
David P. Terry “Surfacing, Homing, and Belonging in Hang it Out to Dry” Text and Performance Quarterly (2008): 366-368. Print.
David P. Terry “Haunting and Aleatory Aesthetics in ‘A Magical Mystery Tour of the American Theatre.’” Theatre Annual 60 (2007): 33-51. Print.
David P. Terry “Once Blind, Now Seeing: Problematics of Confessional Performance.” Text and Performance Quarterly 26 (2006): 209-228. Print. Lead Article.
David P. Terry “In the Know.” Qualitative Inquiry 12 (2006): 972-975. Print.
COMPETITIVELY SELECTED PEER REVIEWED BOOK CHAPTERS
David P. Terry and Anne Marie Todd. “It’s a Party Not a Protest: Environmental Community, Co-incident Performance, and the San José Bike Party.” The World a Stage: Performances on Behalf of the Environment. Ed. Jnan Blau and Richard Besel. Lexington: Lexington Books, 9-26. 2013. Print.
David P. Terry “Deputy Queer: Periperformativity, Politics, Aesthetics, and Ethics.” Queer Identities/Political Realities. Ed. Bruce Druschel and Kathy German. Cambridge, MA: Cambridge Scholars Press, 2009. 99-112. Print.