Barbara Browning teaches in the Department of Performance Studies at NYU. She's the author of three academic books (Samba: Resistance in Motion, Infectious Rhythm: Metaphors of Contagion and the Spread of African Culture, and Caetano Veloso: A Foreign Sound) as well as three ficto-critical novels (The Correspondence Artist, I’m Trying to Reach You, and The Gift (or, Techniques of the Body)). With Sébastien Régnier, she co-authored a work of auto-fiction à quatre mains, Who the Hell is Imre Lodbrog? She also maintains a performance practice, both solo and collaborative.