Irene Faye Duller

Adjunct Instructor, Dance

Instructor • Part-Time Faculty

(415) 422-3888 KG Dance Studio Office

Biography

A street culture cognoscente, Professor Duller is a founding member of 8th Wonder (2000), the nation's premiere Pilipina/o performance poetry collective, and The Rhapsodistas, an all-women interdisciplinary hip hop group, performing throughout the U.S. and the Philippines.

Professor Duller's past performance projects include "Pinay Stories: Intersection of the Arts' Hybrid Project", "Kul Like That" at the SF Asian Art Museum, and "How to Skywalk" at both the Post-Modern Performance Project and Kearny Street Workshop's APAture Festival 2008. Her most recent project was "MUMU 1977: an Otherwise Experience" at Bindlestiff Studio — a sold-out immersive art-theatre experience that she co-wrote and produced with Susmaryosep and Co. 

Professor Duller sits on the Board of Directors for Kularts, Nihonmachi Little Friends, and the former Funkonometry SF.

Professor Duller currently teaches Intro to Philippine Studies, Barrio Fiesta: Intro and Production, and Hip Hop Dance and Culture with the Performing Arts and Social Justice Department.

Education
MA in Asian American Studies/Ethnic Studies (focusing on Contemporary Women Artists, Critical Artistry & Cultural Theory), San Francisco State University
Experience
Cultural educator, Kularts, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts' YAAW program
Cultural educator, Brava! for Women in the Arts
Founding member, 8th Wonder Filipina/o poetry troupe
Founding member, Rhapsodistas interdisciplinary hip hop group
Board of directors, Funkonometry SF dance company
Asian American Culture teacher, San Francisco State University
Expertise
Asian American studies
Ethnic studies
Dance
Critical artistry
Cultural theory
Pedagogy
Research
Asian American studies
Ethnic studies
Dance
Critical artistry
Contemporary women artists
Cultural theory
Freirian and Bolal pedagogy
Educational programming
Community empowerment
Cultural work
Political education