Brown University’s Kiri Miller Wins the 2018 de la Torre Bueno Book Award

Kiri Miller, professor of music and American studies at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island, has won the 2018 de la Torre Bueno Book Award for Playable Bodies: Dance Games and Intimate Media (Oxford University Press, 2017).

This award was established in 1973 to commemorate Jose Rollin de la Torre Bueno, who was the first university press editor to champion the field of dance by cultivating a list of dance studies titles. The award is presented annually by the Dance Studies Association to an English-language book that advances the field of dance studies.

According to the del Torre Bueno Award selection committee, “Playable Bodies promises to become a valuable teaching resource while serving as an exemplar of innovative and incisive analysis for other scholars. Miller is to be commended for advancing the field of dance studies with her ground breaking research on the interface between dancing bodies and interactive technologies. She is, without a doubt, a richly commendable recipient of the de la Torre Bueno Prize.”

Dr. Miller has been a Brown faculty member since 2007. Prior to Brown, she was a Killam Memorial Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Alberta. She is the author of two other books: Playing Along: Digital Games, YouTube, and Virtual Performance (Oxford University Press, 2012) and Traveling Home: Sacred Harp Singing and American Pluralism (University of Illinois Press 2008).

Dr. Miller is a graduate of the University of Chicago. She holds a Ph.D. in ethnomusicology from Harvard University.

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