IMG_7919Tamara Hauser is a PhD Student in Dance Studies at The Ohio State University, where she is a recipient of the Dean’s Graduate Enrichment Fellowship. Her doctoral research primarily focuses on the circulation of dance in the late medieval period and the implications of behavioral laws on the transmission and performance of cultural identity. Tamara earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts with honors at California State University, Long Beach. At CSULB, she received the Outstanding Undergraduate Research Student award for her honor’s thesis in Renaissance dance practices. Prior to her doctoral studies, she worked on the development team at the School of American Ballet at Lincoln Center, performed as a dancer, and taught children’s dance classes. Tamara is the recipient of the Nicholas G. Howe Research Grant and Department of Dance Semester Funding Initiative grants. She has presented her research to the Dance Studies Association, the Society of Dance History Scholars, and the Hayes Graduate Research Forum. Tamara currently serves as the Department of Dance Graduate Facilitator and the social media coordinator for the Medieval and Renaissance Graduate Student Association.