University of California – Los Angeles

David Gere, Ph.D., is director of the Art & Global Health Center at the University of California – Los Angeles and also serves as a professor in the Department of World Arts and Cultures/Dance, where he teaches courses in arts activism. His book How to Make Dances in an Epidemic: Tracking Choreography in the Age of AIDS (University of Wisconsin Press, 2004) received the award for outstanding book publication from the Congress on Research in Dance. The book was also nominated for a Lambda Literary Award and received a special citation from the Society of Dance History Scholars and the De la Torre Bueno Prize. His co-edited volumes include Looking Out: Perspectives on Dance and Criticism in a Multicultural World (1995) and Taken By Surprise: A Dance Improvisation Reader (2003). In the visual art world, Gere has co-curated two parts of a trilogy of AIDS exhibitions: MAKE ART/STOP AIDS (2008) and The A.R.T. Show (2011). The third, Through Positive Eyes, is scheduled for 2016 in Durban, South Africa.