Lucy Mae San Pablo Burns

Associate Professor

UCLA AASD
3336 Rolfe Hall
Box 957225
Los Angeles, CA 90095


310-825-7625

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Education

Ph.D., University of Massachusetts at Amherst, 2004
B.A., California State University at Sonoma., 1993
A.A., Porterville College, 1991

Areas of Interest

Burns's research interests include theater and performance, Filipino Studies, cultures of/against empire
Brief Bio: Lucy Burns is an Associate Professor at UCLA's Asian American Studies Department. She is the author of Puro Arte: On the Filipino Performing Body, is published by NYU Press. Current inquiries include representations of the future in performance through the figure of the robot, and “commonwealth” as an American identity.

Burns is also a dramaturg, whose recent collaborations include David Rousseve's Stardust, and R. Zamora Linmark's But, Beautiful, and TeAda Productions’ Global Taxi Drivers' Project. She has participated in several projects focusing on Asian American theater and performance, including attending the 2007 World Social Forum as a member of a U.S. artist delegation and as a reviewer for the National Asian American Theater Festival (2009, 2011).

Profile

Lucy Burns is an Associate Professor at UCLA's Asian American Studies Department. She is the author of Puro Arte: On the Filipino Performing Body, is published by NYU Press. Current inquiries include representations of the future in performance through the figure of the robot, and “commonwealth” as an American identity.

Publications

Book:

  • Puro Arte: Filipinos on the Stages of Empire (NYU Press, 2012),

Essays:

  • "Your Terno's Draggin': Costuming Filipino American Performance (Women & Performance Journal 21.2)
  • “New WORLD” Archives in Western Massachusetts: Asian American Women Playwrights.” Asian Americans in New England. Edited by Monica Chiu. UPNE Press. 150-166
  • “Woman and the Changing World on Alternative Global Stage: Sixth Women Playwright International Conference.” Asian Theater Journal32.2. Fall 2005. 324-333.
  • "Cosmopolitanism.” Entry. Keywords for Asian American Studies (NYU Press; eds Cathy Schlund-Vials, K. Scott Wong, and Linda Vo). Under Contract.
  • "Theater." Entry. Encyclopedia of Undocumented Immigrants (ABC-CLIO; edited by Anna O'Choa Oleary). Under contract.

Anthology:

  • California Dreaming: Production and Aesthetics in Asian American Art. An Anthology. With Dr. Christine Bacareza Balance. In Progress.

Awards

  • Woodrow Wilson/Andrew Mellon National Foundation Career Enhancement Fellowship (2008-2009)
  • The UC President's Postdoctoral Fellowship (2003-2005)