James McMaster is a Ph.D. candidate in Performance Studies at New York University. His dissertation, To Be Held By The World: The Performance of Care in Queer and Feminist Asian America, argues that a just arrangement of caring relations requires a conceptual and political movement beyond normative forms of care’s distribution such as the nation-state and the family. At NYU, James has previously worked as the managing editor for TDR: The Drama Review and is currently the Book Reviews Editor at Women & Performance: a journal of feminist theory, where he is also co-editing a special issue, with Olivia Michiko Gagnon, titled The Between: Couple Forms, Performing Together. At present, James serves as the Co-Political Chair of GAPIMNY, a New York City–based organization dedicated to empowering queer and trans Asian Pacific Islander communities.
Olivia Michiko Gagnon is a Ph.D. candidate in Performance Studies at New York University. Her dissertation, Archival Entanglements: Re/Encountering History in Contemporary Feminist, Queer, and Decolonial Art & Performance, explores how the archive is taken up in contemporary feminist, queer, and decolonial art and performance in ways that enact modes of feeling historical and historical feeling predicated upon entanglement. She holds an honors BA from the University of Toronto in English Literature and Drama, and an MA from Performance Studies at NYU. She is Managing Editor of Women & Performance: a journal of feminist theory, where she is also co-editing a special issue, with James McMaster, titled The Between: Couple Forms, Performing Together. She is also Managing Editor of HemiPress at the Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics.