Ann Pellegrini


Ann Pellegrini is Associate Professor of Performance Studies and Religious Studies at New York University, where she also directs NYU's Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality. She is the author of Performance Anxieties: Staging Psychoanalysis, Staging Race (Routledge, 1997); co-author, with Janet R. Jakobsen, of Love the Sin: Sexual Regulation and the Limits of Religious Tolerance (NYU Press, 2003; Beacon Press, 2004); co-editor, with Daniel Boyarin and Daniel Itzkovitz, of Queer Theory and the Jewish Question (Columbia University Press, 2003); and co-editor, again with Janet Jakobsen, of Secularisms (Duke University Press, 2008). With José Esteban Muñoz she co-edits the book series "Sexual Cultures" for New York University Press. In 2007 she was the Freud-Fulbright Visiting Scholar of Psychoanalysis at the Sigmund Freud Privatstiftung in Vienna. Her essay, "'Signaling through the Flames': Hell House Performance and Structures of Religious Feeling," received the 2008 Constance Rourke Prize from the American Studies Association for the best article published in American Quarterly (Vol. 59, 2007). She received her Ph.D. in Cultural Studies from Harvard University.


Associate Professor, Performance Studies and Religious Studies at New York University