Brendan McCauley

PhD Candidate

Brendan is a PhD candidate, gallery director, and video producer whose research carries performance theory into production studies to assess the practices that cultural producers develop to navigate their difficult industries. His dissertation takes place as an ethnographic study of studio artists across dispersed regional networks. It explores how digital platforms, covid-19, and center-periphery economies have altered broader artistic practice and how individual artists struggle to articulate their labor within the terms of a falsely “global” market. 

Courses Taught: 
  • Comm 331 Television and Video Production Process
  • Art 155 Foundations Video
  • Academic Director, Great Books Summer Program Writer’s Workshop 

-forthcoming- “Para-Scopic Media: 3d digital video, dentistry and drag” in Critical Stages