This book would have been impossible without the contributions and support of family, friends, and colleagues. I have many people to thank at The Ohio State University, especially Candace Feck, Karen Eliot, Hannah Kosstrin, Susan Petry, Susan Hadley, Nena Couch, Shannon Winnubst, Ana Puga, Shilarna Stokes, Katey Borland, Paloma Martinez-Cruz, David Staley, Isaac Weiner, Leigh Bonds, and Mike Hardesty. My doctoral advisees Mair Culbreth, Alex Harlig, Kelly Klein, Janet Schroeder, Lyndsey Vader, and Benny Simon have been wonderful interlocutors and provocateurs along the way. I thank them for their intelligence and curiosity. Conversations with Victor Quintanilla, David Cook-Martín, and especially Elizabeth Kolkovich made the task of writing much easier. For offering generous feedback at many different stages of writing, I thank Eugene Holland, Clare Croft, Jeannine Murray-Román, Lynn Itagaki, Cindy García, Ryan Skinner, Melissa Blanco Borelli, Kate Elswit, VK Preston, and Anthea Kraut. I remain grateful to Susan Leigh Foster for her consistent advocacy, counsel, and critique. I also thank my anonymous reviewers for their feedback and direction.
Many thanks are due to Norton Owen, Arianna Brawley, and Pamela Tatge at Jacob’s Pillow, for supporting me with a research fellowship in 2016 during a final stretch of writing, and to Sherril Dodds, who provided invaluable feedback while I was a Visiting Scholar in Residence at Temple University. A 2017–18 Faculty Professional Leave from The Ohio State University provided the time and space to revise the manuscript. The folks at OSU’s STEAM Factory, especially Charlene Brenner, have been welcome companions throughout, and I thank them for providing a space to write. A grant from the Open Access Monograph Initiative helped to realize the digital manifestation of this project, and for assistance with that I am especially thankful to Maureen Walsh, Meris Mandernach, and Sandra Enimil. Many thanks additionally go to the editors of the Electronic Mediations series, N. Katherine Hayles, Peter Krapp, Rita Raley, and Samuel Weber, as well as the University of Minnesota Press, especially Danielle Kasprzak, Jason Weidemann, Mike Stoffel, and the indefatigable Anne Carter. Many thanks also to Holly Monteith for her copy editing. I am deeply appreciative to Jonah Bokaer for allowing me to use the cover image featuring his choreography.
Thanks also go to Simon Ellis, Carolina San Juan, Sara Wolf, and Ali Potvin for their friendship. For sanity-preserving Friday nights on the patio, I wish to recognize the gang on “The Glen”: Mike, Rod, George, Georgia, Marcina, Suzanne, and Jeff. My parents, Mike and Sheree, siblings Alisa, Cameron, and Aubrey, their spouses, and many nieces and nephews have been both encouraging and grounding. Finally, thanks are not enough to convey my appreciation to Debra Burrington. Thank you for everything.