Irene Faye Duller

Adjunct Instructor, Dance

Instructor • Part-Time Faculty

(415) 422-3888 KG Dance Studio Office

Biography

Irene Faye Duller received her MA in Asian American Studies/Ethnic Studies focusing on contemporary women artists, critical artistry and cultural theory from San Francisco State University. She was trained in Freirian and Bolal pedagogy with the Pin@y Eductional Partnerships and has presented twice at the national Asian American Studies Conference in 2006 on Pinay artists and decolonization.

As a cultural educator with Kularts, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts' YAAW program, and Brava! for Women in the Arts, Professor Duller has led with education programming, critical pedagogy, cultural specificities, and fostering community empowerment through creative arts and curriculum building. Professor Duller has 10 years experience as community/internationalist activist, cultural worker and 5 years as a political education organizer.

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 US and the Philippines. Professor Duller's latest collaborative 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 Post-Modern Performance Project and at Kearny Street Workshop's APAture Festival 2008. Professor Duller currently sits on the Board of Directors for dance company, Funkonometry SF.

Professor Duller currently teaches Philippine History (with a focus on women) and co-teaches Knowledge Activism at USF and Asian American Culture at SFSU.

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