Julie Malnig is a cultural historian of theatre and dance performance. Her areas of interest include social and popular dance; the history of popular entertainments; performance art; feminist performance and criticism; and performance writing. Among her courses at Gallatin are "Writing About Performance; Gender and Performance"; Proseminar: "Text and Performance"; and Master's Thesis Seminar: "Visual and Performing Arts". She is the author of Dancing Till Dawn: A Century of Exhibition Ballroom Dance (NYU, 1995) and the editor of Ballroom, Boogie, Shimmy Sham, Shake: A Social and Popular Dance Reader (University of Illinois Press, 2009). Several of her publications, which examine dance in the early 20th century, have focused on social dance and class; media, advertising, and early dance publications; and the intersections of early feminism, the female body, and dance. She is currently preparing a manuscript on dance and youth culture of the 1950s. One of her recent essays is "All Is Not Right in the House of Atreus: Feminist Theatrical Renderings of the Oresteia" in the collection Feminist Theatrical Revisions of Classic Works (McFarland, 2009). From 1999 to 2003, Professor Malnig served as editor of Dance Research Journal , an international scholarly publication in dance studies published by the Congress on Research in Dance (CORD), and she also served as the editorial board chair of CORD from 2003 to 2006. She is currently chair of the Gallatin Interdisciplinary Arts Program. In 2010 she was awarded the Gallatin School Excellence in Teaching Award.